Partial operations resume at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta airport

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International and domestic operations have partially resumed at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport a day after a fire broke out in the international arrivals building.

Kenya Airways flights from London and Bangkok were the first international services to arrive at the airport's domestic terminal. The flag carrier's delayed flight to Johannesburg subsequently departed.

International flights to destinations including Dar es Salaam, via Zanzibar, and to Amsterdam, Dubai, Entebbe, London, Mumbai, Mwanza and Paris are expected to depart today.

Kenya Airways plans to operate a limited domestic schedule from the airport's cargo terminal to Eldoret, Kisumu and Mombasa.

At 09:00 local time, the Kenya Airports Authority reported that nine departures and eight arrivals had taken place.

A temporary arrivals area has been set up at the airport's domestic terminal to handle international flights, and cargo flights have resumed from the airport's cargo terminal.

Etihad Airways says it has cancelled its scheduled service between Nairobi and Abu Dhabi on 8 August.

Qatar Airways says it will operate a normal schedule to Nairobi, but warned passengers there may be delays.

Fly540 Kenya says two flights departed from Jomo Kenyatta International on 7 August, bound for Mombasa and Kisumu. The carrier says it plans to operate 11 flights to Eldoret, Juba, Kisumu, Lamu, Lodwar, Malindi, Mombasa and Zanzibar on 8 August.

Kenyan authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire.