Kenya Airports Authority has announced that the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Car Parking Garage is now officially open to the public. The facility is able to handle 1,300 additional parking spaces.

The new facility is expected to ease congestion while enhancing the overall customer experience at the airport.

The car park had been converted into an arrivals section after a fire destroyed terminal 1 in 2013. Among some of the features that will be fitted in the car park include CCTV cameras and a carbon monoxide exhauster system that will be automated to turn itself on once the gas levels in the garage go beyond a certain point. The security measures are part of a list of recommendations that the US government proposed that Kenya implements after JKIA was given category one status in February. This means that Kenya will now enjoy direct flights to the US.

JKIA is managed by Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) which also manages the rest of Kenya’s major airports which are ;Moi International Airport (MIA), Eldoret International Airport (EIA), Kisumu International Airport (KIA) and Isiolo International Airport.