About Eldoret Airport, Facts, and History

Eldoret International Airport is situated in Eldoret, a town in the Midwest of Kenya. It is controlled and owned by the Kenya Airports Authority and was established in 1995. It is a public airport which provides flight services to Eldoret city and the neighboring communities. It is expected to boost the economic fortunes for this home of athletic champions through opening up the city residents and neighboring communities to local and international tourists and investors.

The airport operates all week long 0330hours -1730hours GMT

Three local airlines; Jambojet, Fly 540, and Skyward Express serve the airport. Additionally, there are also two international cargo airlines that go through the airport; Etihad Chrystal Cargo and Emirates Sky Cargo.

Location/Google Maps/GPS address of Eldoret Airport

Eldoret is in Uasin Gishu County. The airport is located 16-17Km on Eldoret-Kisumu road, south of Eldoret town.

The airport’s  GPS coordinates are  00°24′16″N 35°14′20″E. It is situated at  2,150 m above sea level.

Eldoret Airport IATA Code/ICAO Code/ Zip Code/

  • Eldoret Airport IATA code is EDL
  • Eldoret Airport ICAO code is : HKEL
  • Eldoret International Airport postal address is 30124, Eldoret
  • The official website of the airport is its Operator’s, the Kenya Airports Authority

Ground Transportation at Eldoret Airport

Taxi; One can use a taxi from the airport to Eldoret town at an estimated cost of Ksh.1000, which is equivalent to around $10.

Alternatively, if you are booked in a hotel, they may offer a transfer service to and from the airport.

Eldoret airport car hire is possible with several car-hire  sites such as car hire Eldoret and maplandia

Below is a video showing Eldoret Airport landing:

How big is Eldoret Airport? Gate, Runways & Passengers per year

The Airport has a single bitumen/asphalt runway; measuring 11,401 ft (3,475 meters) in length

The airport has a modern terminal building. According to information on the operators’ website, the airport has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers annually.

Wikipedia reports that Eldoret airports’ passenger numbers in 2013 stood at 111,250

Airport Images and Map

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Eldoret Airport Entrance, Security checks

Security is highly valued at the airport therefore both the staff and the people entering the airport area are checked to ensure security for all. It is mandatory for the airport staff to pass through security checks when coming to work and entering restricted areas within the airport. Before entering, your hand luggage is supposed to be screened through an X-Ray machine before walking through the archway detector. You are not allowed to get in with metal objects like belts, necklaces through the detector.

Eldoret Airport Weather

On average, at Eldoret Airport across the year, the winters are short, wet and cloudy while the summers are short and warm. Consequently, the temperatures typically vary from 51°F to 80°F and are rarely below 47°F or above 84°F.

Eldoret Airport Cargo

The airport has established itself as a regional point for cargo. It has two cargo facilities; Signon freight limited and Canken International, which annually has the ability to handle 1.2 million tonnes of cargo and a cold storage capacity of 250 metrics tonnes. It also houses a banking facility, business center, and a strong room. These facilities store vegetables and also dry cargos before exporting.

Can you smoke at Eldoret Airport

Smoking is not allowed inside the Eldoret’s airport terminals but only in designated areas outside the terminal.

Eldoret Airport services

Service Describe
Eldoret airport parking The airport offers parking spaces for passenger’s personal cars.
Eldoret Forex change Buying and selling currencies made available at the airport especially to those passengers moving from one country to another or coming in Kenya.
Eldoret Airport lounges Kind of a waiting room where the passengers sit as they wait for their flight time to reach.
Cafes A hotel for eating snacks, food, junk foods, drinks or tea at the airport.
Lost and found A point where lost items in the airport are gathered so that owners can pick them from there.
Baggage claims The passengers embarking from a flight check-in their baggage
Wifi A free internet connection is made available to people at the airport.
Airport connections The airport offers passengers with an inter_airport link in case there is no direct way between EDL and destination.

Airport Delays

On Monday, 9/03/20, the Jambojet was delayed by 11 minutes.

On Tuesday, 10/03/20, the Jambojet delayed by 13 minutes.

On Wednesday, 11/03/20, the Jambojet delayed by 6 minutes.

On Friday, 13/03/20, the Jambojet delayed by 4 minutes.

On Saturday, 14/03/20, the Jambojet delayed by 5 minutes.

Eldoret International Airport email address/airport contacts

Business Name: Eldoret International Airport

Business Category: Airline services

Address: P.O Box 2323-30100, Eldoret.

Town: Eldoret

County: Uasin Gishu

Country: Kenya

Mobile: +254-733900002

Fax: +254053-2062965

Arrivals at Eldoret Airport

Day AIrline Time of Arrival
Mon Jambojet 21:02
Tue Jambojet 21:06
Wed Jambojet 20:56
Thur Jambojet 21:10
Fri Jambojet 8:15
Sat Jambojet 8:15

Departures at Eldoret Airport

Day AIrline Time of Departure
Mon Jambojet 20:21
Tue Jambojet 20:23
Wed Jambojet 20:16
Thur Jambojet 20:10
Fri Jambojet 07:34
Sat Jambojet 07:35

Transport to destinations from Edoret Airport

Destinations How to get there & distance Estimated Cost
Eldoret airport to Eldoret town 15.8Km., by matatu Ksh.1000 or $10
Eldoret airport to Nandi hills 59.9Km., by matatu and taxi Ksh.500 or $5
Eldoret airport to Chepkiit waterfall 8.2Km., by car.   Ksh.502 or $5.02
Eldoret airport to Asis Hotel 8.05Km, by taxi Ksh 861 or $8.61
Eldoret airport to Noble Hotel and Conference Centre 8.53Km, by taxi Ksh 914 or $9.14
Eldoret airport to Eldoret Wagon Hotel 8.37Km, by taxi   Ksh.833 or $8.33
Eldoret airport to Sirikwa Eldoret Hotel 15Km, by taxi Ksh.824 or $8.24
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