Jomo Kenyatta International Airport: Turkish Airlines – we need our own lounge

Hot on the heels of the opening of two lounges, Mara and Mt. Kenya, in the new Terminal 2, owned and operated by Tradewinds Aviation, the new premium lounge commissioned by Turkish Airlines will add yet more facilities at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), as the modernization and refurbishment of the old terminals continues.

A site inspection earlier this week by Kenya Airport Authority, Turkish Airlines, and Turkish Embassy staff gave a clear indication how far the construction of the new Turkish Airlines premium lounge has advanced in recent weeks.

It is understood that the lounge in Terminal 1D will cater not only for premium passengers of the daily Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul but will also be available for other Star Alliance partners flying to Nairobi.

In a related development is the official launch of the new arrival lounge, which will cater for international passengers arriving on airlines other than Kenya Airways and their SkyTeam partners, now imminent. Final tests, as reported here, were successful and the passenger flow will be re-directed to the new facility in just a few days from now.