Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, ETN Africa correspondent,  Apr 13, 2016

Since the devastating fire on August 2013 destroyed the main arrival hall, travellers flying to Nairobi have had to use the converted parking garage, which was turned into an arrival facility with immigration and customs and baggage delivery.   This long-lasting temporary measure will come to an end when the brand-new Terminal 1E opens and the present facility reverts to a parking garage.

18 immigration counters should ensure speedy processing and five baggage carrousels should allow bags to get to their owners with minimum delay. 6 customs checkpoints will help travellers to get out of the air-side section faster than before, improving the overall experience of passengers arriving in Nairobi.

These improvements will provide a major boost to the destination, as arrival numbers have progressively risen over the past few months and more and more tourists are returning to Kenya, following sustained marketing campaigns, run by the Kenya Tourism Board and the private sector.
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