Jomo Kenyatta airport fire: Kenya Airways resumes full domestic operation

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One day after a huge fire gutted parts of Kenya's main gateway Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the country's national carrier, Kenya Airways, has resumed full operations for its domestic flights, the airline announced in a statement issued here on Thursday.

"Kenya Airways is pleased to announce the resumption of full operations for domestic flights as part of its concerted efforts to restore normalcy, following (Wednesday's) fire incident at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi," the statement said.

"In partnership with the Kenya Airports Authority and other stakeholders, we have worked relentlessly to streamline our flight operations and manage service delivery to our customers,'' it said.

Kenya Airways said all efforts were being made to restore full operations at the earliest time possible, in an apparent reference to its international flights.

The dawn fire destroyed parts of the arrival terminal of East Africa's busiest airport and led to the suspension of flights and diversion of incoming flights to other airports.

PANA reports that domestic and cargo flights resumed on Wednesday evening but  international flights are yet to start.

The authorities said they have launched an investigation into the inferno which, however, did not claim any life.
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08 august 2013 23:27:09

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