LG East Africa has donated 10 display screens to Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to replace those that were destroyed during the inferno that gutted down Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)’s International Arrival section.
The fire razed down the arrivals unit causing the region’s biggest airport to temporarily close. Property including 38 flight information display screens in the arrival pick up waiting area, baggage belt area, information control room, security office among other sections of the arrivals unit were destroyed. No serious injuries were reported in the August 07 incident, which coincided with the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the U.S embassy in Nairobi.
Moses Marji, the LG Marketing General Manager East and Central Africa said the donation was a stop-gap measure to help JKIA resume normal operations.
The fire at East Africa’s largest aviation hub disrupted air travel across the continent. “We are glad to that JKIA has resumed operation at about 100 percent and we are glad to work with you to ensure JKIA quality of services and existing services are improved” said Mr. Marji.
JKIA is East Africa’s doorway and hosts tens of airlines ferrying passengers to and from Europe, Middle East, Africa and America.
Investigations into the possible cause of the massive fire are still ongoing. JKIA is a crucial transit point for various airlines coming in and going out of Africa and currently serves over 40 international airlines.