The runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been closed due to a mechanical issue. Flight departures and arrivals were impacted, with some being redirected, according to officials. As officials seek to clear the runway of the Fly540 plane, all landing planes are being redirected to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Officials aware of the event said, “All landing planes are being redirected to Mombasa while officials seek to clear the Fly540 plane from the runway.”
Flight departures and arrivals were disrupted, according to Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Director-General Gilbert Kibe. “Technicians are working to resolve the problem,” he stated. The Kenya Airports Authority stated that the runway restriction was only temporary. “This is to confirm that JKIA’s runway is temporarily restricted as crews respond to safely remove a disabled aircraft.” Takeoffs and landings have been suspended. Passengers should check with their airline for the most up-to-date flight information.” From runway 24, only tiny planes were permitted to take off.
However, at about 9:20 p.m., the operations were restored, allowing for the return to normalcy. “The runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been cleared and is now open. The normal course of business has been resumed. Passengers are recommended to check the status of their flights with their individual carriers “According to the Kenya Airports Authority. Travelers, especially those connecting to other locations, were in a lot of pain as a result of the incident.
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