About Eldoret Airport, Facts, and History
Table of Contents
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.
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[foogallery id=”180″]
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
|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.|
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.
County: Uasin Gishu
Arrivals at Eldoret Airport
|Day||AIrline||Time of Arrival|
Departures at Eldoret Airport
|Day||AIrline||Time of Departure|
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|
My name is Alex Mutuma and I founded this blog, Airport LLC as a way to document and engage with clients in my travel consulting business. Airportllc.com is the only source of over 2,000 fun things flyers could do during layovers.
Over the past 7 years, I have designed and planned tour packages for hundreds of clients and have recently focussed on the mission of changing boring layovers to excellent mini-vacations by giving you the best suggestions on must-do activities when flying over different airports.
Next time you or your friend are looking for suggestions on what to do in some airport, remember Airport LLC or Airportllc.com. On this site, you’ll get the best suggestions available on the internet regarding hand-picked activities that will fulfill your airport experience.
I currently reside in New York City and have obtained a license to provide professional tour guidance at Airports in the US and across the world. Why should you listen to my suggestions? I have flown through more than 100 airports in the world and fortunately, I have pictures, stories, and tips to share with you regarding all the fun stuff you can do as you wait for your next flight.
Aside from gaining thousands of flying miles, I am also a travel consultant assisting clients with bookings and specifically advance tour bookings of things to do at airports when the layover is longer than 5 hours.
To make a 15-minute free things-to-do consultation with Alex, use my email, email@example.com.
This is only recommended for flyers with long layovers of over 5 hours. If your layover is 3+ hours, you can still reach out but we cannot guarantee the ideal package that will change your layovers to mini-vacations. I only support clients flying through US airports and a select number of cities across the world.
Name: Alex Mutuma
Profession: A professional travel consultant with a focus on airport activities to do during layovers
Phone: +1 945 348 889
Location: 322 Main Packway Street, Boston, US