Eldoret International Airport is an international airport located 17 kilometers to the south-west of Eldoret City in the western region Rift Valley Province in the African country of Kenya. Established in 1995, it is a civilian public airport situated at an altitude of 6,838 feet above mean sea level. Owned and operated by the Kenya Airports Authority, the Eldoret International Airport was primarily built with a vision of achieving an accelerated economic growth status through integration and by opening up these western regions to local and international markets around the globe.
Spread over 762 hectares of land, this airport is having a terminal building arranged in an enlarged square which is comprising of separate domestic and international areas.
With an 11,400 feet long asphalt runway which is capable of accommodating all types of aircrafts, this airport is now increasingly being used for tourism as well. Voted as one of the cleanest airports in Kenya, apart from the basic standard infrastructure facilities available here, it is now also having a currency exchange desk, a cafeteria and a VIP lounge. It has a car hire facility outside the terminal, along with private taxis and regular bus services so as to enable passengers travel to the city centre. The local producers have used these modern aviation facilities since inception in order to export fresh produces including meat, fruits, flowers and live animals. But now, with the advent of an increase in tourist traffic various plans are underway to develop the facilities at this airport for passengers that are truly compatible with standard international norms.