Kisumu international airport in Kenya to open next May

17 February 2011

The director general of the Kenyan Airports Authority, Stephen Gichuki, announced last Monday that the international airport in Kisumu will be operational by next May.

The renovation and extension works, which have been going on since October 2009, have cost a total of 36.9 million dollars.

The airport "will create more than 30,000 jobs and certainly strengthen the economy of the region", said Mr. Gichuki, whose words were reported by the MAP press agency.

The new airport will be capable of handling up to 700 passengers per hour and two million per year. It will be one of the eight busiest airports in the region of East Africa.

In Togo, the project  to modernize the airport in Lomé will soon be in place, says the Minister for Transport, Ninsao Gnofam.

Last week, he announced that works would start before the end of the year, at an estimated cost of 150 million dollars, reports

Category: Transport

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