Runway maintenance leaves hundreds stranded in Mombasa
Tourists leave Moi International Airport, Mombasa. Hundreds were stranded at the Airport Sunday when the runway was closed for maintenance. They accused the management of not informing them earlier.
The runway which the airport management said was the only one was closed for four hours. Among the affected was a Turkish flight which was diverted to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania while a Thomson flight diverted to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) management said the closure was routine exercise to allow repairs to be undertaken on the runway. The airports general manager Mr Yatich Kangogo who confirmed the closure said the facility was closed between 5.30am and 9.30 am.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation