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Flying into Nairobi

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Flying into Nairobi

We're headed to East Africa in January and had planned to fly into Nairobi (from Toronto).

Is the airport functioning after the fire?

Should we fly into another hub or will we be ok for the one flight?

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1. Re: Flying into Nairobi

Airport is operating and was the day after the fire.

No reason to fly elsewhere.

Nairobi, Kenya
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2. Re: Flying into Nairobi

The airport is operating and now in another new better face.

Nairobi, Kenya
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3. Re: Flying into Nairobi

Airport is very OK even no delay to check out

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4. Re: Flying into Nairobi

The new international arrivals terminal opened a couple of days ago so the temporary tents have all gone. This looks to be a vast improvement on the old one which was a dark, depressing dump.

Over half of the gates in departures in Unit 2 are now also functioning & most flights appear to be arriving & departing on time.

Here's a link to the latest news:


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5. Re: Flying into Nairobi

I flew into Nairobi ten days after the fire and it was amazing. It was like a tented city. We landed and had disembarked, gone through immigration, picked up our bags which were transported by tractor n trailers and placed in a tent. We then walked up and down where London Heathrow bags were until we found our bags and finally through customs. It took less than an hour!

It must be even better now!

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6. Re: Flying into Nairobi

New arrivals area! That is fantastic in such a short time

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7. Re: Flying into Nairobi

"The New Terminal is open" - Wonderful.

See what can happen if you put a bit of fire under someone's butt... things can get done in Africa.

Windsor, Canada
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8. Re: Flying into Nairobi

Glad to hear it. We are also arriving from Canada in January and look so forward to our Safari. It is our first one and we are beside ourselves with excitement!

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9. Re: Flying into Nairobi

Kim P, you'll love your safari but you'll probably miss your Ontario winter! ;-)

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