Jomo Kenyatta International AirportJomo Kenyatta International Airport
is one of Kenya
's large aviation facilities and the airport that serves the country with the most international flights. The airport's IATA Airport Code
Located in Nairobi, Kenya, it is named after Kenyan leader Jomo Kenyatta, and it is the hub for Kenya Airways.
On 23 November, 1996, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, which was on a Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Brazzaville-Lagos-Abidjan route, was hijacked after it entered Kenyan airspace. The hijackers demanded that the plane be flown to Australia, but the plane ran out of fuel and crashed in the Comoros Islands.
In 2000, a Kenya Airways plane heading to this airport crashed after take off from Côte d'Ivoire, killing 169 of the 179 passengers on board.
Among the airlines serving this airport are:
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In addition, cargo services are flown by DAS Air Cargo
, Evergreen International, Simba Air Cargo, TMA and Trans Arabian.