Kenya to restart domestic, international cargo flights after big fire
NAIROBI (REUTERS) - Kenya said that it would restart domestic flights and international cargo flights later on Wednesday after the country's main airport was shut following a fire earlier in the day.
"We expect cargo and domestic services to resume from this airport this afternoon. They will operate from the cargo terminal," said Mr Manoah Esipisu, spokesman for the presidency.
Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a vital travel and trade gateway to east Africa.
Flames from the inferno lit up the early morning sky, and the intense heat repeatedly drove back firefighters. A huge plume of black smoke billowed from the airport buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or injuries.