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JKIA Operations Resume After Plane Mishap

sickness geneva; font-size: small;”>The busy airport was closed at 4.00am Wednesday after an EgyptAir flight veered off the runway as it prepared to land.

cheapest geneva; font-size: small;”>”….this is to confirm that normal operations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport resumed from 12.00 noon today (Wednesday) after the obstacle was cleared from the runway,” said a statement from the Kenya Airports Authority.

The EgyptAir 849 flight was carrying 123 passengers from Cairo. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated to the terminal building.

In a statement issued earlier, Kenya Airways said JKIA had been closed indefinitely and flights diverted.

“All Kenya Airways morning arrivals have been diverted to Mombasa, Entebbe and Dar es Salam,” the statement said.

“All departing lights from JKIA Nairobi have been delayed indefinitely.”

The airline said its offices in Entebbe, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam “have arranged for special handling of passengers affected by the disruptions”.

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