KAA opens new Malindi Airport terminal


According to eTurboNews, the Kenya Airport Authority recently launched a new terminal at the Malindi Airport.

The new facility can handle up to 500 passengers at any given time and has boosted the annual passenger handling capacity of Malindi to 300,000 passengers. The separation of arriving and departing passengers has been incorporated into the design of the new terminal, allowing the domestic airport the possibility of international operations when the runway is eventually extended.

Meanwhile the KAA CEO, Lucy Mbugua, paid a visit to the Ukunda airfield at Diani Beach, where she received title deeds from the Kwale County Governor. The deeds were recovered over the past year with the assistance of Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. Land belonging to KAA and set aside for the future expansion of the airfield had been encroached upon and illegally converted into private property, hindering the extension of the runway to cater for larger aircraft.

In other news, the KAA has awarded a $6.5 million turnkey contract to Magal Security Systems of Israel to improve critical areas of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, including components such as access control technology, multi-point surveillance and an integrated information system.