Flights diverted from JKIA to Mombasa over bad weather

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Flights which were meant to land at at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Friday have been diverted to Mombasa.

Peter Wafula the Mombasa International Airport Manager said the flights were diverted due to bad weather being experienced around the JKIA area.

A quick check on flight radar indicated that five planes that were bound for Nairobi have been diverted to Mombasa.

The five include; a local Jambo Jet plane that was on route to Nairobi from Mombasa, 2 Kenya Airways planes from Lagos and Accra and an Egypt Air plane from Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

Wafula said they are prepared to accommodate more flighst to his region should the bad weather persist.

The diversion comes a week after a similar incident at Wilson airport in Nairobi, where all planes were diverted to JKIA owing to bad weather.

Wilson Airport majorly serves small and medium-sized aircrafts that operate locally and within the East African region.

The diversion mostly affected choppers, private planes, and small passenger and cargo aircrafts.

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