Flights Cancelled As Kenyatta Airport Is Shutdown
Kenyatta International Airport has been closed indefinitely since 4am Wednesday, due to a disabled aircraft on the runway.
Kenya’s main airport fell in trouble when an Egypt Air flight overshot the runway at 3am on Wednesday thus getting stuck midway in the mud.
The development has paralyzed business at the airport with dozens of flights scheduled for landing and take-off cancelled.
Chimp Corps have learned a team of Aviation authorities and Kenyan police are working tooth and nail to pluck the plane out of the mud.
126 passengers and 17 crew members survived the accident.
Hours after the eyebrow-raising incident, Kenya Airways informed its passengers, customers and the public that all Kenya Airways morning arrivals have been diverted to Mombasa, Entebbe and Dar es Salam.
“Flights diverted to Mombasa international airport includes, KQ311 from Dubai, KQ203 ex Mumbai, KQ101 ex London, KQ466 ex Bujumbura & Kigali, KQ331 ex Jeddah, KQ521 ex Dakar & Abidjan, KQ765 from Johannesburg,” part of the statement read.
Flights diverted to Entebbe international Airport in Uganda includes, KQ542 ex Lagos & Cotonou, KQ321 exCairo& Khartoum, KQ511 from Freetown &Accra and KQ117 from Amsterdam.
KQ 221 from New Delhi has been diverted to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salam.
All departing flights from JKIA Nairobi have been delayed indefinitely.
Kenya Airways station offices in Entebbe, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam have arranged for special handling of passengers affected by the disruptions.
“We may also experience resultant delays and cancellations as a result this disruption and appeal to our affected passengers for understanding and patience during this period. All the concerned stakeholders at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are working to remove the grounded aircraft to ensure normal operations resume.”
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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