The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said the second month of the current fiscal year continued to register guarded growth in air movements, particularly in international passenger travel.
According to KAA, the first four months of this financial year showed a guarded by steady gain from the ravages of the pandemic; however, domestic traffic continued to lead in this recovery, following enhanced uptake of domestic air travel, with existing carriers increasing their frequencies as well as load factors and some new airlines starting operations.
KAA said the month of October 2021 saw Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s passenger throughput increase by 90.3% from the figure recorded in the same month in 2020 to hit 427,872 passengers. Aircraft movement went up by 43.2% to record a movement of 7,136 aircraft over the same period, while the amount of cargo handled increased by 5.2% to stand at 31,052,462.0 Kgs recorded over the period under review. It should be noted however that this growth was largely on account of the adverse impact of the COVID19 pandemic in October 2020.