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Flights

Nairobi is the main gateway for flights going to and from East Africa. Below is information to help you plan a flight.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK) is the main airport for Nairobi, the largest airport in Kenya, and the busiest in East Africa. Over 30 airlines operate out of the JKIA, including Kenya Airways, Kenya’s national airline. It is located approximately 45 minutes form the main centre of Nairobi. See the latest schedule of arrivals and departures.

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Wilson Airport (WLN)

The Wilson Airport Kenyatta International Airport (IATA: WIL, ICAO: HKNW) is a secondary airport in Nairobi, used mainly for domestic flights in Kenya. Passenger flights at the airport are commonly used by business people looking for quick transportation to domestic cities like Kisumu and Mombasa. It is located in the suburb of Lang’ata, a few kilometres outside of the city. Get more flight information.

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Flying from Outside Kenya

Africa – Direct flights are available to Nairobi through Kenyan and other national airlines (in large African countries), as well as pan-African low-cost airlines such as Fly540.

Asia – Direct flights are available to Nairobi from Kenyan providers through a variety of Asian cities, including Guangzhou, Bangkok, and Mumbai.

Europe – Direct flights are available to Nairobi from a variety of European cities, including Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Rome, and Zurich. Regular flights are provided by European carriers, such as Monarch Airlines, and Kenyan carriers, such as KLM and Kenya Airways.

North America – There are currently no direct flight routes from either the US or Canada to Kenya. Travel from North America requires the use of a connecting flight, usually via Europe or the Middle East.

Middle East – Direct flights are available to Kenya mainly via Cairo and Dubai from airlines such as Kenya Airways, Egypt Airways, and Emirates.

Oceania – There are currently no direct flight routes from Australia, New Zealand, or New Guinea to Kenya. Travel from Oceania requires the use of a connecting flight via the Middle East, Asia or South Africa.