Ethiopian Airlines starts cargo exports from Eldoret Airport

Eldoret International Airport. Ethiopian Airlines has started using the facility for export of flowers and other goods. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Airport manager Walter Agong on Tuesday said the carrier will be landing at the facility with electronic goods and taking off with horticultural products.
  • Horticultural production in Western Kenya is however still too low to fill up a cargo plane at one go and export the products directly to markets in Europe.
  • The Eldoret airport warehouse can hold 1.2 million tonnes of cargo while the cold storage capacity is 250 tonnes.
  • But the airport’s 3.5 kilometre runway is short of 500 metres to accommodate large aircraft as required by civil aviation authorities.

The Ethiopian Airlines has started using the Eldoret International Airport for export of flowers and other goods directly to the European market.

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