Isiolo Airport

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Isiolo Airport

Isiolo International Airport
Airport typePublic, Civilian
OwnerKenya Airports Authority
ServesIsiolo, Meru
LocationIsiolo,Meru Kenya
Elevation AMSL3,501 ft / 1,067 m
Coordinates00°20′37″N 37°35′16″E / 0.34361°N 37.58778°E / 0.34361; 37.58778 (Isiolo Airport)
Isiolo is located in Kenya
Location of Isiolo Airport in Kenya
Placement on map is approximate
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,000 1,524 Asphalt

Isiolo Airport (IATA: n/a, ICAO: HKIS), also Isiolo International Airport is an airport located in Isiolo, Isiolo County, and Meru County, Kenya.[1]


Isiolo Airport is located on the border of Isiolo, in Isiolo County with half of the runway extending into Meru County.[2] Its location is approximately 283 kilometres (176 mi), by road, and about 200 kilometres (120 mi), by air, north-east of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the country's largest civilian airport.[3] The airport sits on a piece of land that measures 260 hectares (642 acres) and its passenger terminal building measures 4,500 square metres (48,438 sq ft).[4] The geographic coordinates of this airport are:0° 20' 37.00"N, 37° 35' 16.00"E (Latitude:0.343610; Longitude:37.587778).[5]


Isiolo Airport is a civilian airport, serving Isiolo, Meru and surrounding communities. Situated at 1,067 metres (3,501 ft) above sea level,[6] the airport has a single asphalt runway 16/34 that measures 5,000 feet (1,500 m) long.[7] In February 2013, Kenyan media reports indicated that the airport was undergoing renovations and improvements to International status. The improvements, at an estimated cost of US$11 million (KES:900 million), include lengthening the runway to 2,500 metres (8,200 ft).[8] The renovations are expected to conclude in the second half of 2016.[9][10] Official opening of the renovated facility is scheduled for January 2017.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No airlines fly to Isiolo as of 2014, but the airport is being expanded. Isiolo is planning to become a resort city in Kenya, which would motivate airlines to fly here in the future.[11] As of January 2018, according to the Airport manager, Mohamed Lippi, only one airline, Fly Sax Airlines, was operating from this airport, offering passenger flights only.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jebet, Vivian (18 January 2018). "Governor says Isiolo Airport is underutilised, requires upgrade". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ Google (29 September 2016). "Location of Isiolo Airport" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ (29 September 2016). "Distance between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya and Isiolo Airport, Isiolo, Kenya". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ Jebet, Vivian (15 June 2017). "Isiolo airport to start operations in two weeks". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  5. ^ Google (29 September 2016). "The Geographical Coordinates of Isiolo Airport" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  6. ^ Aviador (29 September 2016). "Elevation of Isiolo Airport". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. ^ GCM (29 September 2016). "Great Circle Mapper: Isoilo Airport - Airport Details". Great Circle Mapper (GCM). Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  8. ^ Zeddy Sambu, and Wangui Maina (7 February 2013). "Isiolo Eyes New City Status With Airport Upgrade". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  9. ^ Jebet, Vivian (7 May 2016). "Operations at Isiolo Airport to start in June". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  10. ^ Selesa, Hussein. "Isiolo Sh2.7 billion airport to open in a month". The Star (Kenya). Nairobi.
  11. ^ a b Jebet, Vivian (28 September 2016). "Security tight ahead of opening of Isiolo International Airport". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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Coordinates: 0°20′37″N 37°35′16″E / 0.343610°N 37.587778°E / 0.343610; 37.587778