JKIA Phase 20000Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, located in Embakasi, a suburb of Kenya's Capital City, Nairobi, is one of the busiest aviation facilities in Africa, serving more than 7 million passengers annually. Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is implementing Phase 1 of the New Greenfield Terminal at JKIA, Nairobi.
The primary objectives of the National Airports System Plan (NASP), carried out by Louis Berger Group in Association with Runji & Partners, Consulting Engineers, were for guiding Kenya’s aviation industry anchored on vision 2030 and making the best use of existing airport facilities. The construction of the new facility aims to improve the airport’s capacity for growth and operational efficiency as well as enhance safety and security. It is the intention of KAA to make JKIA the Aviation Hub of the region.
Following the successful completion of the National Airports System Plan, Louis Berger, in association with Runji & Partners Ltd., were selected to provide consultancy services for construction supervision and Co-ordination of the Design Build Contract of the Greenfield Terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Consultancy Services commenced in November, 2013.
On completion, the new 178,000-square-metres terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will comprise a central passenger processing unit with a provision 60 Check in Counters an airside concourse with 32 contact gates equipped with passenger boarding bridges, 8 remote airline lounges, baggage-handling systems, staff offices and concession areas 60 check-in positions, 32 contact and 8 remote gates, along with the Landside and Airside facilities
The expansion of the facility is expected to ultimately increase the airport's handling capacity to 20 million passengers annually while boosting the airport’s status as a regional hub of international standard.


NASPIn 2008, Kenya Airports Authority engaged Louis Berger Group(LBG) in association with Runji & Partners to prepare a National Airports System Plan.
As a result, the consultants carried out the study by performing;
  • Preliminary studies,
  • Traffic forecasting and evaluation of existing facilities while performing a demand capacity assessment,
  • Development and Evaluation of Infrastructure proposals inclusive of environmental impact assessment,
  • Preparation of the national system plan in form of phased airport layout plans,
  • land use plans,
  • Capital Investment programs,
  • Financial & Economic analysis,
  • Policy guidelines for airport operations and maintenance.

Project period: July 2008 – August 2010

Client: Kenya Airports Authority

Airports Covered: Jomo Kenyatta, Mombasa, Wilson, Malindi, Wajir, Kisumu, Eldoret, Lamu,

Lokichoggio, Ukunda.


AERIAL VIEWReview of Final design by the Employer, present comments and agree on extent of any necessary modifications and Supervision of Construction.

Following the Design Review, the Consultant was given a go-ahead to design a Central Terminal building, fire station, watch and control tower, staff housing, community center, generator houses, aprons, access roads, water supply and reticulation and foul water disposal.

Services rendered include;
  • Topographic and geotechnical surveys,
  • Structural and civil designs,
  • Electrical and Mechanical Services designs,
  • Bills of Quantities,
  • Specifications,
  • Tender documentation.

Client: Kenya Airports Authority (KAA)

Project period: 2000-2007