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04 Apr 2019 | 04:58 AM UTC

Kenya: Fire at Nairobi Airport (NBO) temporarily closes terminal April 3

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Small fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi on April 3 forces temporary closure of Terminal 1C; flight delays and crowded conditions possible in coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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A small fire broke out in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi on the evening (local time) of Wednesday, April 3, resulting in the closure of Terminal 1C. The fire began around 23:45 on Wednesday due to a baggage belt malfunction in Terminal 1C. The terminal was closed and all personnel evacuated with no injuries. According to a Kenya Airports statement on Thursday, April 4, Terminal 1C has been cordoned off and temporarily closed, with flights moved to Terminal 1B. Some congestion and flight delays are possible at NBO in the coming hours and days.


Individuals flying through NBO are advised to monitor the situation, confirm the status of their flight, and anticipate residual flight delays and crowded conditions at the airport.


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