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The situation after the fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi

08.08.2013  10:50

UPDATE AUGUST 15, 2013:

Authorities and news media report that all flights to and from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have resumed. Please, however, continue to allow extra time when travelling to or from Nairobi.

 

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OPDATERING 8. AUGUST, 2013 - DANSK:

Nairobis internationale Lufthavn, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), blev onsdag den 7. august udsat for en kraftig brand, der medførte omfattende skader på den internationale ankomstafdeling og derfor lukning for internationale passagerflyvninger. Alle passagerer oplyses at være evakueret og i sikkerhed. Det er ikke oplyst, hvorledes branden opstod.

Onsdag den 7. august blev nogle indenrigsflyvninger og internationale lastflyvninger genoptaget fra JKIA. Torsdag den 8. august er nogle internationale passagerflyvninger genoptaget, men situationen er endnu ikke normaliseret og der må påregnes betydelige forsinkelser. Der finder fortsat omdirigering sted til andre lufthavne, bl.a. Mombasa og andre steder i regionen.

Ambassaden har været i kontakt med danskere, som befandt sig i lufthavnen på ulykkestidspunktet. Ingen er tilskadekomne, og alle er blevet evakueret og transporteret til lokale hoteller. Ambassaden følger situationen gennem de lokale myndigheder og medier.

Information til rejsende

Rejsende anbefales at kontakte fly- og rejseselskaber for information om afgange.

Ambassadens konsulære afdeling er som altid rede til at bistå danskere, der måtte have problemer. Hvis man befinder sig i Kenya og har alvorlige problemer, kan man kontakte den danske ambassade, konsul Lotte Greve, på telefon +254 721 634 483.

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UPDATE AUGUST 8, 2013 - ENGLISH

The situation after fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi was on Wednesday, August 7 severely affected by a strong fire that damaged the international arrival area and therefore closure of international flights- All passengers are reported to have been evacuated and taken to safety. There are no reports on the cause of the fire.

On Wednesday August 7 some domestic flights and international cargo flights were reassumed at JKIA. On Thursday 8 August some international commercial flights have been reassumed at JKIA, but the situation is not yet normalized and substantial delays should be expected. Some arriving flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have been redirected to other airports, including Mombasa and other places in the region.

The Danish Embassy has been in contact with Danes who were present in the airport around the time of the accident. None have reported injuries and all have been evacuated and taken to local hotels. The Embassy is following the situation via local authorities and media.

Information for travellers

Travellers are advised to contact their airlines and travel agents for flight information.

The Embassy’s consular team is ready to assist Danes in need of help. If you are in Kenya and in urgent need of assistance, please contact the Danish Embassy, Consul Lotte Greve, at Tel +254 721 634 483.