Routes Africa 2019

The route development forum for Africa

Mombasa, Kenya
8 – 10 December 2019

About the Host

The 12th Routes Africa will be hosted by Kenya Airports Authority.

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Kenya Airports Authority is a state corporation that is charged with the responsibility of providing and managing a coordinated system of airports in Kenya. Established in 1991 through an Act of Parliament, its main function is to provide facilitative infrastructure for aviation services between Kenya and the outside world. KAA currently runs five international airports, five domestic airports and nine airstrips.

Vision & Mission Statements

  • 'Travel. Stress Free'
  • Aim to provide a consistent and delightful travel experience
  • Customer focus
  • Team spirit
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

Main Objectives

  • Administer, control and manage aerodromes in the country
  • Provide and maintain facilities for efficient aircraft operations
  • Provide rescue and fire-fighting equipment and services
  • Construct, operate and maintain aerodromes and other related activities
  • Construct or maintain aerodromes on an agency basis at the request of any government department
  • Provide other amenities for passengers and other persons using the services and facilities provided by the KAA
  • Company Profile

Jomo Kenytta International Airport(JKIA) is our flagship airport named after Kenya's first President. JKIA today is the biggest Airport in East and Central Africa, handling over 8.3 million passengers per annum and is also the focal point for major aviation activity in the region.

Last year, JKIA attained CAT. 1 status allowing Kenya’s National Airline, Kenya Airways to fly directly to United States - John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

At Kenya’s coastal strip, the authority continues to expand and improve the facilities. We are currently undertaking major rehabilitation works on the airside pavement and airfield ground lighting systems at Moi International Airport (MIA), the main aerodrome serving the coastal strip and second largest airport under our management portfolio. MIA handles 1.4million per annum.

We have new and modern terminal buildings now operational at Malindi Airport – North Coast and Manda Airport serving the Lamu archipelago. Plans are in place to expand the runway and terminal building at Diani Airport at the south coast to attract larger aircrafts. At the western region we have recently completed the strengthening and widening of the 3.3km runway at Kisumu international Airport.

Our mission to “Provide Consistent and Delightful Travel Experience” continues to drive us to improve our services and innovate new and creative ways of offering distinct experience to our customers and stakeholders.!

Kenya is a regional aviation powerhouse in the region. Our geographical location gives us an advantage in connections to most international hub cities in world. Kenya’s centralized proximity to Europe, Asia, Middle East, Americas and the rest of Africa makes this a profitable aviation route. Our status as a trade and tourist regional hub also makes Kenya an attractive destination. Routes Africa is key in providing a platform that will allow Kenya to showcase the available facilities and attractions.


KAA manages 18 airports and airstrips, including:

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
  • Moi International Airport, Mombasa
  • Kisumu International Airport
  • Eldoret International Airport
  • Wilson Airport
  • Malindi Airport
  • Lokichoggio Airport
  • Ukunda Airstrip
  • Manda Airstrip, Lamu
  • Wajir Airport
  • Isiolo Airport

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