Isiolo Airport

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Isiolo Airport
Isiolo International Airport
Airport type Public, Civilian
Owner Kenya Airports Authority
Serves Isiolo, Meru
Location Isiolo, Kenya
Elevation AMSL 3,501 ft / 1,067 m
Coordinates 00°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/aICAO: HKIS), also Isiolo International Airport is an airport located in Isiolo, Isiolo County, and Meru County, Kenya.


Isiolo Airport is located on the border of Isiolo, in Isiolo County with half of the runaway extending into Meru County.[1] 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.[2] 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).[3] The geographic coordinates of this airport are:0° 20' 37.00"N, 37° 35' 16.00"E (Latitude:0.343610; Longitude:37.587778).[4]


Isiolo Airport is a civilian airport, serving Isiolo, Meru and surrounding communities. Situated at 1,067 metres (3,501 ft) above sea level,[5] the airport has a single asphalt runway 16/34 that measures 5,000 feet (1,500 m) long.[6] 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).[7] The renovations are expected to conclude in the second half of 2016.[8][9] Official opening of the renovated facility is scheduled for January 2017.[10]

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.[10] As of June 2017, four airlines are expected to provide domestic service at the airport, beginning in July 2017.[3]

See also[edit]


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