Eldoret International Airport

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Eldoret International Airport
Airport typePublic, Civilian
OwnerKenya Airports Authority
LocationEldoret, Kenya
Elevation AMSL7,050 ft / 2,150 m
Coordinates00°24′16″N 35°14′20″E / 0.40444°N 35.23889°E / 0.40444; 35.23889
EDL is located in Kenya
Location of Eldoret Airport in Kenya
Placement on map is approximate
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 11,400 3,475 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passenger numbers111,250 [1]

Eldoret Airport is an international airport in Kenya.


Eldoret Airport, (IATA: EDL, ICAO: HKEL), is located in the city of Eldoret, in Uasin Gishu County, in the midwestern Kenya, close to the International border with Uganda. Its location is approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi), by road, south of the central business district of Eldoret.[2] This location lies approximately 269 kilometres (167 mi), by air, northwest of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the largest civilian and military airport in the country.[3]


Eldoret International Airport is a large airport that serves the city of Eldoret and the surrounding communities. Situated at 2,150 metres (7,050 ft) above sea level,[4] the airport has a single asphalt runway that measures 3,475 metres (11,401 ft) in length.[5]


The airport was established in 1995.[6] It is administered by the Kenya Airports Authority. Currently the airport has two scheduled International cargo flights and several ad hoc freighters per week.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Fly540 Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Kisumu, Lodwar
Jambo Jet Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Skyward Express Lodwar, Nairobi–Wilson

Passenger numbers[edit]

Year Passenger numbers [7]
2011 86,351 Increase
2012 91,399 Increase
2013 111,250 Increase

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Distance between Eldoret () (Airport) and Eldoret (Rift Valley) (Kenya)". distancecalculator.globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Distance between Jomo Kenyatta Airport Nairobi (Nairobi Area) and Eldoret () (Airport) (Kenya)". distancecalculator.globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Welcome theairdb.com - Hostmonster.com". www.theairdb.com. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Airports in Kenya". www.aircraft-charter-world.com. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. ^ Eldoret Airport Founded In 1953
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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