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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) signed a $350 million agreement with Qatar’s Afro Asian Investment Corp. to fund the development of a 5-star hotel, a convention center and an exhibition center at NBO airport. NBO is the hub for Kenya Airways airways.

I hope they could use part of the funds to revamp NBO which needs some investments and upgrade before it gets a hotel, convention center and other facilities. KQ business lounge is crowded at peak times and does not offer much. Currently airports such as ADD and JNB have far better facilties as compared to NBO

Rgs,

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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2135 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

ADD is a surprisingly good airport. Probably comes from low expectations!

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1444 times:



Quoting AF022 (Reply 1):
ADD is a surprisingly good airport. Probably comes from low expectations!

ADD is an excellent airport, the airport was funded by the Saudi Fund for Development! This was crucial for the development of ET as a viable, well-managed, profitable airline. ADD and JNB are the best airports in Sub-Sahara Africa. NBO has a huge potential because of KQ connections. KQ and ET are currently the best run airlines in Africa.

Rgs,


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1439 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

A agree, they need a facelift at NBO . I flew out of NBO 2 days ago and it was so-so, actually not as bad as I thought it would be but ADD and JND are awesome compared to NBO.


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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1388 times:



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 3):
ADD and JND are awesome compared to NBO.

Agreed. ADD and JNB are by far the best airports in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 3):
I flew out of NBO 2 days ago and it was so-so

The airport is horrible, considering it is the hub of KQ. Also KQ business lounge is crowed and really runned down. In early morning departures a lot of KQ flights depart from remote creating a lot of confusion. KQ could do much better if the proper airport infrastrucure was in place because KQ is a good airline, well managed, profitable, and with an excellent network. Kenya's government should try to privatise the airport the same way Senegal is doing with DKR (Fraport is building the new terminal to be ready in 2010).

Rgs,


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1439 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1298 times:



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 4):
The airport is horrible, considering it is the hub of KQ.



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 4):
because KQ is a good airline

They are a good airline but I was dissapointed in their service when I flew them AMS-NBO on the 772. The service was 'robotic' in my opinion and their Entertainment system is out-dated with no AVOD. The leg-room was suspect too not to metione waiting for baggage at NBO once you land was like pulling teeth and this is after spending an hour at passport control between linng up for a visa and learning that you cn only use USD to pay for the visa (It worked ok for me but the folks from other parts of the word were'nt amused when they learnt that they had to go exchange their currencies to USD first after lining up for an hour). I flew KLM out of NBO on the 772 and their service was superb compared to KQ's.

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 4):
well managed, profitable, and with an excellent network.

They have a great network for sure but I think management can d a much better job managing the airline when it comes to service and other little things. All in all, KQ is on the up-tick and I still think they are the 2nd-best airline in Africa behind SAA although that might change soon. I am a Star Alliance buff so I think I' stick with SAA next time I fly to Africa.



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