Monday, April 15, 2013

■ KENYA: KAA tenders for the construction of a new domestic terminal at Nairobi JKIA.

Kenya Airport Authority KAA
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has officially issued a tender for the design, construction of the terminal building, supply and installation, testing, commissioning and  handing over of a new Domestic Terminal at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Domestic flights in Kenya currently operate out of JKIA's Unit 3, part of the original terminal building that was commissioned in 1958, but which has become too small to adequately handle the country's surging tourism market.

According to the proposal, the KAA stipulates that the new passenger terminal adhere to the following requirements:
  • to constitute floor area of "about 8'000sqm" on two levels
  • be constructed of prefabricated wall panel, quick erect  steel /aluminium frames and insulated roof panels with aesthetic acoustic ceiling. 
  • to have 26 domestic check in positions; 4 remote gates lounges and all  associated utilities
Source [KAA]

Nairobi JKIA Terminal 4
Construction of Nairobi JKIA
Terminal 4 (KAA)

With 37'500sqm of floor space, Terminal 4 will cater to 2.5 million passengers/year and will also include the construction of 32 check-in counters with self-service kiosks, eight restaurants, additional passenger lounges including business lounges that have spa facilities, seven boarding bridges, automated baggage handling system.