NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) on Friday
announced possible flight delays due to heavy fog in Nairobi
that prevented landing of aircrafts at the two main airports in
the East African nation.
The airport authorities
informed passengers expecting to land or leave from Nairobi’s
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Wilson Airport
that flights will be either delayed or diverted due to foggy
"Due to the current heavy fog being experienced in Nairobi,
delays and diversions are expected to affect flight operations
at JKIA," the KAA said in its alert to passengers. The KAA
further urged those affected to contact their specific airlines
to get the new arrival and departure times.
"The weather conditions in the capital city have also
affected operations at Wilson Airport," the authority said.
The latest move came after Kenya Airways on Aug. 2 diverted
five planes to alternative airports due to poor visibility
caused by fog.
The Kenya Meteorological Department said in its latest
weather forecast for the period ending Aug. 13 indicates that
Nairobi will experience cool and cloudy mornings.