Planes on Sale at a Throwaway Price at JKIA

  • The entrance of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in August 2017.
    The entrance of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in August 2019.
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  • The Kenya Airports Authority is set to auction 73 aircrafts it deems are unairworthy and that breach the safety measures of air operations.

    According to a notice from KAA, the aircrafts from various aviation firms will be sold between Wednesday, November 17, to  Monday, November 22, at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Wilson Airport, Moi International Airport and Lokichoggio Airport. 

    KAA affirmed that some of the owners of the aircrafts had been notified to clear outstanding bills in order to pick them up but failed to do so within the stipulated timelines. 

    An aircraft is set to take off at Lanet airstrip, Nakuru County.
    An aircraft is set to take off at Lanet airstrip, Nakuru County in October 2018.
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    Interested buyers can view the aircrafts from Thursday, November 4, to Tuesday, November 16 during normal working hours. 

    Further, a deposit of Ksh100,000 will be required for any item on auction for any interested purchaser. 

    "All purchased items shall be paid for and collected from respective KAA premises within seven days from the date of the auction failure to which, the Authority will charge storage at a rate of Ksh10,000 per day until collection. If the items are not collected within 14 days, the items will be forfeited to the Authority," read part of the notice.

    Aircrafts such as Hirander, PA2 and PA23 go for as low as Ksh6,000 while others such as Tristar and Royce Royce will start with a Ksh1 million bidding price.

    The authority also cautioned buyers that for those whose bid price will be lower than the deposit price, the buyer will be compensated the difference between the two. 

    Whereas in instances where the bid price is higher than the deposit price, the buyer will need to pay not less than two per cent of the total value. 

    At JKIA and Wilson airport, the auction dates will be held on Wednesday, November 17, at 10:00am and 2.30pm respectively.

    For Moi international airport, the auction date is set for Friday, November 19, at 10:00 am and for Lokichoggio Airport the date is set for Monday, November 22, at 10:00am.

    The authority is set to ensure quality assurance during air operations. Further, it urged all aviation firms to produce quality aircrafts that adhere to the safety and efficiency measures stipulated by the authority.

    Kenya Airports Authority head office
    A signboard of the Kenya Airports Authority head office , off Airport North Road
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