Busia Airport

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Busia Airport
Airport typePublic, Civilian
OwnerKenya Airports Authority
ServesBusia, Kenya
LocationBusia,  Kenya
Elevation AMSL3,990 ft / 1,216 m
Coordinates00°27′20″N 34°07′48″E / 0.45556°N 34.13000°E / 0.45556; 34.13000 (Busia Airport)
HKBA is located in Kenya
Location of Busia Airport in Kenya
Placement on map is approximate
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13-31 3,281 1,000 Unpaved

Busia Airport is an airport in Kenya.


Busia Airport (IATA: n/a, ICAO: HKBA) is located in Busia County in the town of Busia, in southwestern Kenya, close to the International border with Uganda.

Its location is approximately 375 kilometres (233 mi), by air, northwest of Nairobi International Airport, the country's largest civilian airport.[1] The geographic coordinates of this airport are:0° 27' 20.02"N, 34° 7' 48.00"E (Latitude:0.45560; Longitude:34.13000).


Busia Airport is a small civilian airport, serving the border town of Busia, Kenya and surrounding communities. Situated at 1,216 metres (3,990 ft) above sea level,[2] the airport has a single unpaved runway 13-31 which measures 3,281 feet (1,000 m) in length.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

There is no regular, scheduled airline service to Busia Airport at this time.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On Friday, 24 January 2003, at about 1645 hours, local time, Gulfstream Aerospace G-159 (G-1) aircraft, owned and operated by African Commuter Services Limited (ACS), crashed on attempted initial takeoff climb from Busia Airport.

The aircraft which carried Kenyan Government officials, had originated from Nairobi and was destined for Kisumu. The aircraft carried three (3) crew members and nine (9) passengers. Two of the crew died, including the captain and one of the passengers, a cabinet minister (Ahmed Khalif, then Minister of Labor) also died. There was no fire but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and was written off.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance between Busia (Western) and Jomo Kenyatta Airport Nairobi (Nairobi Area) (Kenya)". distancecalculator.globefeed.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  2. ^ "Site Weather Station HKBA in Busia Airport, WE, Kenya". CWOP Weather. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. ^ "Accident Report Summary". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  4. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I 5Y-EMJ Busia". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2018-08-21.

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Coordinates: 0°27′20″N 34°07′48″E / 0.45560°N 34.13000°E / 0.45560; 34.13000