International flights have resumed from the Kenyan capital Nairobi’s main airport after a devastating fire completely destroyed the international arrivals hall on August 7, 2013 according to a BBC report citing Kenyan aviation authorities.
Flights from London and Bangkok landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport early on August 8. Cargo and domestic flights have also resumed.
Nairobi airport is a major air travel hub in East Africa with daily traffic of nearly 16,000 passengers. Closure of the airport due to the fire had caused widespread disruption and diversion of flights in the region.
Major international airlines operating from the airport include British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, KLM and Turkish Airways.