Airport re-opens in Kenya for international tourists

Kisumu International Airport, the third-busiest terminal in Kenya, has re-opened and will soon be welcoming international tourists after a major expansion.

Before the Sh3.3 billion project began in 2009, the terminal only handled domestic flights, but now it has an expanded runway and a new terminal that will be able to hold up to 600 people every hour, the Daily Nation reports.

The move is expected to lead to an increase in travellers on Kenya holidays to the west of the country and the Great Lakes.

Andrew Toboso, Vision 2030 director of marketing and strategy, told the news provider: "The airport is located next to a trans-boundary water mass and plans are underway to improve the railway line from Mombasa to Kisumu and the road network in the region is being upgraded.

"This will spread the benefits not only to that part of the country but to the whole region as well."

Last week the national tourist board Magical Kenya said that one of the best attractions of Kenya is the wildebeest migration of the Maasai Mara.