From a Press Statement by KAA on JKIA Refurbishment-
”Nairobi 7th January 2021 – Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is committed to positioning JKIA as the preferred regional aviation hub. In this regard, KAA has embarked on a renovation project to upgrade the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s Terminal 1B and 1C.
The 12-month airport development project which is estimated to cost KES. 963 million (USD 8.8 Million) aims to refurbish the departure halls to improve the check-in, security screening, retail operations as well as passenger lounge experience.
Once completed, the newly renovated light-filled departure terminals will deliver modern concessions and amenities that will give travelers a friendly and memorable experience. It will also ease passenger flow and increase efficiency due to the centralization of security screening procedures and the reallocation of available floor spaces to international departure gates.
“The refurbishment and facelift of the T1B & 1C aims to align the passenger experience in these terminals to match what is offered at T1A. said KAA Ag. MD/CEO Alex Gitari. “The remodeling project is an integral part of the ongoing JKIA Customer Service Improvement Plan (CSIP) which was formulated from feedback from our stakeholders and customers”, he added.
To expedite the implementation of this project, Airlines that have been operating from Terminal 1B and 1C are being temporarily relocated to Terminal 1A and Terminal 2. To minimize inconveniences, passengers are requested to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before their flight departures.”
With this upgrade, KAA advises travelers who are departing to check-in 4hrs earlier in order to be facilitated in good time and effectively.