Nairobi airport - any updates?

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Mar 4th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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Nairobi airport - any updates?

There seems to be no recent updates as to the condition of the Nairobi airport since the fire last year. Does anyone know if they have built any lounges or lounge areas?
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Mar 5th, 2015, 09:09 AM
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Trip Advisor forums are the best place for these types of questions. The latest post is here:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...e-Nairobi.html
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Mar 5th, 2015, 04:34 PM
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Thanks for the website
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Mar 6th, 2015, 07:59 PM
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Hi,the airport for international arrivals is a new setup with a better lounge. so no worries
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Mar 7th, 2015, 11:44 AM
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Thanks for the update. I was more concerned about departure. Do you know if there is a lounge for international departure?
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Mar 7th, 2015, 11:55 AM
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Haven't been in the new terminal which is primarily for KQ (Kenya Air) and their code-share partnet carriers, so they might have a lounge. Otherwise, not yet. Check the TA link above which might help.
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Mar 9th, 2015, 10:15 AM
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sure there is....the terminal that got burnt was for arrival.there's a lounge for departure.
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Mar 10th, 2015, 01:54 PM
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Yup, there are lounges for each departure gate in the international terminal as of Sept 2014.
Of course, the fans are not great (can't tell if there was A/C or not)and the heinously loud tvs are not conducive to doing anything but sweating...
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Mar 10th, 2015, 06:02 PM
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@needmorevaccination, you seem to have not really enjoyed that bit.when was that
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Mar 13th, 2015, 09:51 AM
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I was in NBO feb. and my airline Emirates gave me a pass to the new and air conditioned lounge, (don't know the name) you can't miss it... it is for all Biz class pax other than Kenya Air which has their own lounge..It is swiss owned I believe....better than sitting in a hot departure gate for several hours.
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Mar 17th, 2015, 10:11 AM
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I guess that's the new Aspire lounge that I read about:
flyertalk.com/forum/…post24412141

Thanks so much for letting me know!
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Mar 19th, 2015, 11:12 AM
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@cindy_shyrow- I was there mid-September of 2014. Flying out on Emirates. I only had to be in the lounge/waiting area for 20 minutes as I was browsing through one of the small shops after check in. Just be prepared to take off a lot of layers in there!
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Mar 26th, 2015, 07:11 AM
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Hi there - I recently spent 11 hours in Nairobi Airport (JKIA) en-route from Mauritius to Chad so got to know it pretty well! The new departure gates built after the fire is quite smart and comfortable and you can buy an internet token and use the wi-fi (you can pay in US$s cash and it is pretty reasonable and fast). There are various lounges for business class passenger and there is also a private lounge that you can stay in for up to 3 hours for US$30 (visa card accepted) - it is quiet and comfortable, if a little bright - has wi-fi, soft drinks, beer, wine and savoury snacks as well as tea coffee making facilities, a TV, newspapers and a clean loo (although the toilets in the terminal are also very respectable). Hope that helps, have a good trip
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Mar 26th, 2015, 11:30 AM
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Thanks so much for the update. Definitely sounds like it will be comfortable enough!!
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Apr 18th, 2015, 09:17 PM
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We departed after a two week safari at the end of last week. The set up has changed since I was there last year and KQ has a new lounge - the previous one was invariably standing room only! The general passenger areas have improved - What has really improved is the restaurant area. There is a good Coffee bar, an a la carte and buffet restaurant and a sort of take way Chinese and Indian place.

The shops have gone down hill - I suggested to a fellow traveler that they could get slovenlier T shirts at the airport and they were disappointed
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Apr 19th, 2015, 07:55 AM
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Thanks so much for the update!
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