Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been named the 2nd fastest growing airport in the world, according to the report from Airports Council International (ACI).
In the ACI’s latest global Airport traffic report which ranks airports that handles over 250,000 metric tons of air cargo and passengers, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport emerged second.
Chicago’s Rockford International Airport is the only Airport that managed to beat JKIA. Rockford was ranked the world’s fastest growing Airport in the year 2018 as the e-commerce giant Amazon majorly contributed to the Airport’s exponential growth.
According to ACI’s report, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was ranked 2nd in the category of the world’s fastest growing Airport, after handling over 341,000 metric tons of Air cargo in the year 2018, making a 25 percent growth from the previous year 2017.
The CEO of Kenya Airports Authority Mr Jonny Anderson said this is really good news for Kenya. The biggest Airport in the country has finally achieved a global recognition in the Aviation sector. Congratulations JKIA regarding this notable growth in Air cargo traffic to and from the rest of the continents.
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