Airtel offers free calls, internet to stranded passengers at JKIA

By Standard Digital Reporter

NAIROBI, KENYA: Mobile phone service provider Airtel Kenya is offering free calls and internet to passengers stranded at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after Wednesday’s fire.

Passengers are allowed to make short duration calls across the world for free at a tent set up near Unit 3 at the airport.

 “We have also provided a high powered Wi-Fi router in the new immigration area for passengers to access free data services,” a statement from the company read. 

Airtel Kenya managing director Shivan Bhargava said the assistance they are offering was driven by the necessity for crisis communication for passengers, airline and airport staff.

A fire burnt down the entire international arrivals terminal at JKIA on Wednesday causing domestic and international flights to be cancelled.

Domestic and International flights operations have since resumed as detectives investigate the cause of the fire.

Domestic flights are departing and arriving at the Cargo Terminal while international flights are operating from the Domestic Terminal


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