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Kenya Airways Statement on Schedule Disruption on 13th January 2012

Kenya Airways would like to inform its passengers, customers, investors and the public that part of Runway 06/24 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be unavailable for use as from 0100hrs on Friday 13th January up to 0100hrs on 14th January, due to planned maintenance on the threshold lights and cabling works.

The reduced length of the runway will have a direct impact on our capability to engage long haul flights as scheduled. As a result Kenya Airways regrets to announce that the following flights scheduled for 13th Jan, have been rescheduled to operate as below. 

KQ102 to London will be delayed by 1hr15mins, departing Nairobi at 0100hrs/14th January and expected to arrive in London at 0700hrs/14th January local time London.  

KQ112 to Paris is delayed by 1hr35mins and rescheduled to depart Nairobi at 0115hrs/14th January arriving Paris at 0755hrs/14th January local time Paris.

KQ116 to Amsterdam is scheduled to depart on time 0820hrs/13th January, however it will fly via Cairo for a fuel refill as the B777 operating the flight cannot be fueled fully in Nairobi due to the temporary shorter runway at JKIA; as a result of the stopover in Cairo, the expected time of arrival in Amsterdam 1640hr local time Amsterdam.

KQ860 to Bangkok and Hong Kong will be delayed by 1hr50mins, departing Nairobi at 0110hrs/14th January arriving Bangkok at 1450hrs local time Bangkok and Hong Kong at 1925hrs.


Kenya Airways station offices in London, Paris, Bangkok and Hong Kong have arranged for special handling of passengers affected by the disruptions.  We may also experience resultant delays as a result this disruption and appeal to our affected passengers for understanding and patience during this period. 

All passengers booked to travel on these routes on Friday 13th January are asked to re-confirm their bookings with the airline before the date of travel and before reporting to the airport. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

For further details please contact any Kenya Airways sales office, travel agents or call our 24hr call center on 327 4747