Heightened security and improved state of Wajir airport are expected to be key at boosting the economy of the country.
Cargo and passenger volumes at Wajir International Airport have also significantly improved.
According to Airport Manager Charles Kionga confirmed on the improvement of the airport saying it will immensely to the country’s economy.
“Wajir airport is the third largest and busiest in terms of passenger and aircraft movement. In the financial year 2015/2016, the airport had 15,000 aircraft movements and 123,000 passengers using the airport,” said Mr Kionga.
Wajir airport was primarily established for military. It was meant as control point for commercial flights from Somalia for security reasons.
The airport is located about four kilometres from Wajir town and approximately 100 kilometers from Gerille, on the border with Somalia
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