The Kenya Airport Authority has announced the closure of Terminal Two at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Friday and Sunday to facilitate the visit of the US First Lady, Jill Biden.
The closure is part of the VVIP movement, according to a letter dated February 20, 2023, and Jill Biden is expected to meet with those affected by drought and facing food insecurity during her first visit to the country since her husband was elected President.
To ensure a smooth visit for the First Lady, the KAA has asked JKIA stakeholders to relocate their operations to Terminal One during the specified period, and the closure of Terminal 2 will impact lounges, check-in desks, and boarding gates that house both international and domestic flights.
Terminal Two was constructed to ease congestion at the airport and has additional capacity, including the Mara Lounge and Mount Kenya Lounge, both at the airside, Level 1, and open 24 hours.
Although the movement of Jill Biden has raised concerns for airport stakeholders, the Kenyan Government and security forces are working to ensure a smooth visit, and the relevant airport authorities have confirmed that the Terminal will reopen once the visit is completed.