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Only one runway? Unbeilevable.

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by simplemind, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. simplemind

    simplemind JF-Expert Member

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    Jomo Kenyatta international airport had to shutdown for nine hours yesterday after an Egyptian plane overshot runway. Flights had to be diverted to Dar,Kampala and Mombasa. I was amazed/shocked to learn that Nairobi airport has only one runway (more so for country boasting a reowned national carrier aptly reffered to as pride of Africa). Is the same true for Dar, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro ,Entebbe airports?
     
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    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    Interesting, Dar has more than one...:sick:
     
  3. Bongolander

    Bongolander JF-Expert Member

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    It is not how many runways you have, It is how you manage trafic with the one you have. Heathrow has 100x more traffic than Dar es salaam airport, but the manage with three runways, EA countries do not need two runways because there in no frequenty landings and flyings.
     
  4. GreedyKenyan

    GreedyKenyan Senior Member

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    I worked in TZ between 2003 and 2005 and it was my first time to land on a MURRAM runway so don't even think of comparing yourselves to Kenya. Bukoba, Shinyanga etc all had murram runways!!!! how much does it cost to tarmac a runway. In Kenya, a murram runway is unimaginable, even in the remotest Wajir town.
     
  5. Utingo

    Utingo JF-Expert Member

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    How many run ways Hong Kong airport has? Do Heathrow, the busiest airport in the world have 100x runways?
     
  6. Yo Yo

    Yo Yo JF-Expert Member

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    mhhhh kazi inaanza
     
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    Namtih58 JF-Expert Member

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    I dont think having one runway should be an issue, The probability of what happened happening is so low as to not warrant the expense of building another runway for the volume of flights most African airports receive.

    On the other hand now that the volume of flights is increasing, both passenger and cargo, it makes sense to build another runway, and it appears that it is something that the Kenya airports authority (KAA) has anticipated as shown in the image below

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    The cost of building and maintaining such a airport would have been prohibitive for revenue of a few airlines that frequented JKIA, especially considering Kenya airways was not always profitable.
     
  8. Kabaridi

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    tatizo ni pooroooooooooooooojo tu ndio mumesalia. observing all indicators lazima kukazana ndugu hakuna cha ndoto hapa
     
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    So childish...:sick:
     
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    wachikopa Member

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    St***pd comparisons which will lead us to nowhere my brothers and mamas...Let us be not too nationalists about the countries
     
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    moyo JF-Expert Member

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    Imbecile! why cant you digest what he is saying!?
     
  12. Janjaweed

    Janjaweed JF-Expert Member

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    kuna massive expansion ya Jomo Kenyatta airport ambayo imesababisha hizo runways nyingine nazo kuwa closed

    they are way beyond one lane
     
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    Janjaweed JF-Expert Member

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    sio kweli.... tulitua kajiado kuwapa chakula wale wasomali wa kenya

    greeykenyan doens t know kenya well
     
  14. Rungu

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    Hell no, I thought you had taken time off to mourn!
     
  15. Bantugbro

    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    Moyo,
    Where have you been my friend, we are looking for a Kenyan Moderator in a brand new Kenyan forum!:sick:
     
  16. Mama Mdogo

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    Confirmed, Julius Kambarage Nyerere Airport has two runways, but only one can handle big planes.
    Airfield Data: 2 Runways, Fire Category 7
    Runway 1: Heading 05/23, 3 000m (9 842ft), 56/F/A/W/T, Aircraft size max: B747
    Runway 2: Heading 14/32, 1 000m (3 280ft), 15/F/B/Y/U
     
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    masssaiboi JF-Expert Member

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    100x traffic, not run ways
     
  18. MduduWashawasha

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    Mnataka Airport iwe na runway ngapi ? They are supposed to have a spare one (even the taxiway) for emergency
     
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    moyo JF-Expert Member

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    I have been around though busy kidogo!...That is a great idea bro! keep in touch
     
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