Some planes en route to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) were on Friday, September 17, diverted to Mombasa International Airport.
Mombasa International Airport manager Peter Wafula confirmed that the flights had been diverted due to bad weather in Nairobi.
He disclosed that at least five aircraft had been diverted before mid-morning and added that more planes would be diverted if the weather did not change.
Some of the planes that were diverted include; Egypt Air from Dar es Salaam, Jambojet, two Kenya Airways flights from Accra and Lagos.
Wafula disclosed that a plane that the authorities had to turn back a plane from Mombasa en route Nairobi.
A similar diversion took place on Tuesday, September 7, at Wilson Airport. All planes landing at the airport were diverted to JKIA.
A statement by Fly Safarilink to their clients indicated that the flights had been diverted due to bad weather.
Experts say that aircraft dispatcher training prepares dispatchers to deal with expected and unexpected diversions from the planning phase and on.
Some of the other reasons that may lead aircraft dispatchers to divert a flight include; unruly passengers and health and safety of those onboard.
Days ago, a light aircraft crash-landed in Kigwandi Village, Nyeri County.
The plane developed mechanical problems mid-air, forcing the pilot to initiate immediate landing.
No casualties were reported in the incident. The pilot, who was the only occupant of the plane, survived the crash without injuries.