Title: Challenges of sustaining growth in African aviation: the case of Jomo Kenyatta international airport

Authors: Evaristus M. Irandu, Dawna L. Rhoades

Addresses: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Uuniversity of Nairobi, P.O. Box 5207, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya. ' College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA

Abstract: The average annual growth in African passenger traffic throughout the 1990s was 7% and in a region where only one in every 20 people have access to air travel, the prospects for further growth are substantial. However, the region faces significant challenges in meeting this growth including infrastructure development, financing, safety, security, public policy and regional liberalisation. This paper explores efforts at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya to meet these challenges and position itself as an East African hub.

Keywords: airport hubs; Kenya; infrastructure; safety; air travel; infrastructure development; aviation industry; financing; safety; security; public policy; regional liberalisation; African aviation; air passenger traffic.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2006.010220

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2006 Vol.2 No.4, pp.362 - 374

Published online: 10 Jul 2006 *

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