Airports Kenya Airports Authority begins upgrading Maasai Mara airstrip 

Kenya Airports Authority begins upgrading Maasai Mara airstrip 

The Kenya Airports Authority has begun upgrading the Maasai Mara airstrip.

The Angama airstrip will be rehabilitated to a fully fledged airport, KAA said on Tuesday.The project which has been unveiled today is set to be executed in three phases with the ultimate goal of having a fully operational Intl. Airport at the National Reserve.

“We are today hosted by Narok county government at the Maasai Mara to officiate the ground breaking ceremony,” KAA said.

Phase one of the project will see the existing 1260m long runway rehabilitated and it’s width expanded from 18m to 23m.

This is to facilitate the operation of code C Aircraft at the facility. Phase one will also see the construction of a new Apron and fencing.

The government was set to acquire the 44.7 hectares of land for expansion of airstrip.

National Land Commission chairman Gershom Otachi said the State will make a compulsory acquisition of the tract of land owned by Manati Limited.

The agency plans to expand Angama airstrip runway to 2.5km to accommodate larger commercial aircrafts.

The Kenyan government embarked on an aggressive drive to upgrade airports and airstrips to unlock the potential of counties and enhance connectivity to other regions.

KAA MD Alex Gitari noted that the Authority has invested & is working to deliver new infrastructure that will attract new services, new routes & new airlines to the different tourism destinations in the country.

Gitari added that Collaboration with National and County governments, airlines and tourism agencies is an essential part of our collective growth and success.

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