The government has said plans are underway for Kenya to have a state-of-the-art terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport before 2027.
The Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen on Friday announced that the government will begin the process of inviting investors by September this year.
Speaking during the official opening of Air France KLM’s new Africa headquarters in Nairobi, Murkomen described the proposed modern terminal as a game changer in the East African region.
“In the next couple of weeks, at most two months, we should have been able to put in public the expression of interest for investors to come and build a new terminal,” he said.
“We want to move to 30 million a year…but it will be subject to the expression we are going to put forward an evaluation process and capacity for us to attract a good investment, and I hope in the next three years or so before 2027 we will have a new terminal,” added Murkomen.
KLM’s regional manager for East and Southern Africa, Ghana and Nigeria region highlighted the need for offices in the region.
“Our decision to open new offices here follows a restricting exercise we finished in 2021. It reveals our Eastern Africa markets, traditionally managed in Nairobi, showed many similarities in terms of competitive landscape in the marketplace compared to markets in SA and Ghana.” Marius van der Ham
The new office will provide customers with a wide range of services, even as the airline continues to adopt sustainable measures in its operations.
“Plans for 2030, we want to reduce emissions by 30% COZ, we want to be next zero in the next 20, 50 years.” Senior VP of the AirFrance KLM Group, Zoran Jelkic said.