Wilson Airport (Kenya)

Wilson Airport (Kenya)

Infobox Airport
name = Wilson Airport
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type = Public
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operator = Kenya Airports Authority
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location = Nairobi
elevation-f = 5,536
elevation-m = 1,687
coordinates = Coord|01|19|18|S|36|48|54|E|type:airport_region:KE
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metric-elev = yes
metric-rwy = yes
r1-number = 14/32
r1-length-f = 5,052
r1-length-m = 1,540
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 07/25
r2-length-f = 4,798
r2-length-m = 1,462
r2-surface = Asphalt
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Wilson Airport airport codes|WIL|HKNW is located five kilometres south of Nairobi, Kenya, next to Langata, South c and Kibera. The airport has been in operation since 1933. The airport serves both domestic and international traffic. It used mostly by light aircraft. Industries that uses its services extensively are tourism, health care and agriculture. The airport has an average traffic of around 120,000 landings and take offs annually. Airkenya and other small airlines use Wilson Airport for scheduled domestic passenger services, instead of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the main airport in Nairobi. Missionary aviation operators AMREF, MAF and AIM AIR use Wilson Airport as their African base. The airport is used also for Flight training. The airport is controlled by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).


The airport was originally founded in 1933 as "Nairobi Aerodrome", and was used for Air mail by Imperial Airways. The airport was renamed to Wilson Airport in 1962. It was named after Ms Florence Kerr Wilson, a pioneer of aviation in Kenya.

Airlines and destinations

*Airkenya (Amboseli, Kilimanjaro, Lamu, Lewa Downs, Malindi, Masai Mara, Meru, Mombasa, Nanyuki, Samburu)
*Delta Connection (Juba, Yei, Rumbek)
*ALS (Loki, Rumbek, Juba)
*Safarilink (Amboseli, Masai Mara, Tsavo, Chyulus, Naivasha, Nanyuki, Lewa Downs, Samburu, Lamu, Kiwayu, Kilimanjaro)
*Aero Kenya (Eldoret)

External links

* http://www.kenyaairports.co.ke/wilson/indexWilson.htm
* [http://www.kenyaweb.com/transport/transporters.html Transportation in Kenya]
* - Wilson Airport

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