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NBO Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NBO / HKJK
Airport Name: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
GPS Coordinates: 1°19'6"S by 36°55'32"E
Area Served: Nairobi
Operator/Owner: Kenya Airports Authority
Airport Type: Joint (Civil and Military)
Elevation: 5,327 feet (1,624 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO):

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is Wilson Airport (WIL), which is located only 8 miles (12 kilometers) W of NBO.
  • The original terminal, located on the north side of the runway, is used by the Kenya Air Force and is sometimes referred as Old Embakasi Airport.
  • An addition to the existing terminal building, Unit 4, is under construction at a cost of 9.4 billion Kenyan shillings and is slated to open in 2013.
  • The main entrance to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is on Airport South Road, which can be accessed by an exit from the A109 expressway.
  • The groundbreaking of a new passenger terminal dubbed the "Greenfield Terminal" with a capacity of 20 million passengers was held on 3 December 2013.
  • On 9 March 1958, Embakasi Airport was opened by the last colonial governor of Kenya, Sir Evelyn Baring.
  • Because of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport's high elevation of 5,327 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at NBO. Combined with a high temperature, this could make NBO a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
  • The furthest airport from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is Atuona Airport (AUQ), which is located 11,621 miles (18,703 kilometers) away in Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia.
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport handled 580,363 passengers last year.

Map of Nearest Airports from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.66 miles (12.32 km) WWilson Airport (WIL)Nairobi, KenyaView Wilson Airport on a map View satellite image of Wilson Airport Set WIL as destination Airport Get more information about Wilson Airport
287.25 miles (140.42 km) NNanyuki Airfield (NYK)Nanyuki, KenyaView Nanyuki Airfield on a map View satellite image of Nanyuki Airfield Set NYK as destination Airport Get more information about Nanyuki Airfield
394.15 miles (151.52 km) SSEAmboseli Airport (ASV)Amboseli, KenyaView Amboseli Airport on a map View satellite image of Amboseli Airport Set ASV as destination Airport Get more information about Amboseli Airport
4132.47 miles (213.19 km) WMara Serena Airport (MRE)Masai Mara, KenyaView Mara Serena Airport on a map View satellite image of Mara Serena Airport Set MRE as destination Airport Get more information about Mara Serena Airport
5132.83 miles (213.78 km) WNWKericho Airport (KEY)Kericho, KenyaView Kericho Airport on a map View satellite image of Kericho Airport Set KEY as destination Airport Get more information about Kericho Airport
6134.99 miles (217.24 km) SEKilaguni Airport (ILU)Kilaguni, KenyaView Kilaguni Airport on a map View satellite image of Kilaguni Airport Set ILU as destination Airport Get more information about Kilaguni Airport
7142.85 miles (229.89 km) NWKimwarer Airport (KRV)Kerio Valley, KenyaView Kimwarer Airport on a map View satellite image of Kimwarer Airport Set KRV as destination Airport Get more information about Kimwarer Airport
8143.05 miles (230.22 km) SArusha Airport (ARK)Arusha, TanzaniaView Arusha Airport on a map View satellite image of Arusha Airport Set ARK as destination Airport Get more information about Arusha Airport
9143.91 miles (231.60 km) SMoshi Airport (QSI)Moshi, TanzaniaView Moshi Airport on a map View satellite image of Moshi Airport Set QSI as destination Airport Get more information about Moshi Airport
10146.20 miles (235.29 km) SKilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaView Kilimanjaro International Airport on a map View satellite image of Kilimanjaro International Airport Set JRO as destination Airport Get more information about Kilimanjaro International Airport
11161.40 miles (259.74 km) SSWLake Manyara Airport (LKY)Lake Manyara, TanzaniaView Lake Manyara Airport on a map View satellite image of Lake Manyara Airport Set LKY as destination Airport Get more information about Lake Manyara Airport
12166.60 miles (268.12 km) NWEldoret International Airport (EDL)Eldoret, KenyaView Eldoret International Airport on a map View satellite image of Eldoret International Airport Set EDL as destination Airport Get more information about Eldoret International Airport
13174.04 miles (280.08 km) WNWKisumu International Airport (KIS)Kisumu, KenyaView Kisumu International Airport on a map View satellite image of Kisumu International Airport Set KIS as destination Airport Get more information about Kisumu International Airport
14197.11 miles (317.22 km) ENEGarissa Airport (GAS)Garissa, KenyaView Garissa Airport on a map View satellite image of Garissa Airport Set GAS as destination Airport Get more information about Garissa Airport
15208.71 miles (335.88 km) NWKitale Airport (KTL)Kitale, KenyaView Kitale Airport on a map View satellite image of Kitale Airport Set KTL as destination Airport Get more information about Kitale Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,621.39 miles (18,702.76 km) SSWAtuona Airport (AUQ)Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French PolynesiaView Atuona Airport on a map View satellite image of Atuona Airport Set AUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Atuona Airport
211,449.79 miles (18,426.61 km) ECassidy International Airport (CXI)Christmas Island, KiribatiView Cassidy International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cassidy International Airport Set CXI as destination Airport Get more information about Cassidy International Airport
311,329.02 miles (18,232.24 km) SManihi Airport (XMH)Manihi, French PolynesiaView Manihi Airport on a map View satellite image of Manihi Airport Set XMH as destination Airport Get more information about Manihi Airport
411,327.23 miles (18,229.37 km) SAhe Airport (AHE)Ahe, French PolynesiaView Ahe Airport on a map View satellite image of Ahe Airport Set AHE as destination Airport Get more information about Ahe Airport
511,266.90 miles (18,132.27 km) SSEArutua Airport (AXR)Arutua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Arutua Airport on a map View satellite image of Arutua Airport Set AXR as destination Airport Get more information about Arutua Airport
611,253.73 miles (18,111.08 km) SSEMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map View satellite image of Mataiva Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
711,247.65 miles (18,101.29 km) SApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map View satellite image of Apataki Airport Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
811,243.28 miles (18,094.25 km) SFangatau Airport (FGU)Fangatau, French PolynesiaView Fangatau Airport on a map View satellite image of Fangatau Airport Set FGU as destination Airport Get more information about Fangatau Airport
911,236.26 miles (18,082.97 km) SRaroia Airport (RRR)Raroia, French PolynesiaView Raroia Airport on a map View satellite image of Raroia Airport Set RRR as destination Airport Get more information about Raroia Airport
1011,223.58 miles (18,062.56 km) SFakarava Airport (FAV)Fakarava, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Fakarava Airport on a map View satellite image of Fakarava Airport Set FAV as destination Airport Get more information about Fakarava Airport
1111,198.94 miles (18,022.90 km) SMakemo Airport (MKP)Makemo, French PolynesiaView Makemo Airport on a map View satellite image of Makemo Airport Set MKP as destination Airport Get more information about Makemo Airport
1211,136.36 miles (17,922.19 km) SAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map View satellite image of Anaa Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
1311,089.05 miles (17,846.06 km) SHao Airport (HOI)Hao, Tuamotu Island, French PolynesiaView Hao Airport on a map View satellite image of Hao Airport Set HOI as destination Airport Get more information about Hao Airport
1411,079.85 miles (17,831.25 km) SSEHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map View satellite image of Huahine – Fare Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
1511,074.28 miles (17,822.28 km) SSEBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map View satellite image of Bora Bora Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport