Skip to footer


Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Discover how easy check in can be with our fast, friendly service at Nairobi’s international airport.

When to arrive for your flight
We recommend you get to the airport with plenty of time to spare – it’s a good way to avoid last-minute stress!  As a rule of thumb:

- Virgin Atlantic flights: arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.
- Partner airline flights: we recommend you check in three hours before your scheduled departure.

Check in options
You can check in for your flight and pick up your boarding pass using any one of the following options.

Online check in

Online Check in

The best way to check in is online. You can pick your seat, and print your boarding card. Just go to Manage your flights. If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate.

Mobile check in

Mobile check in

You can use our mobile site to check in wherever you are, anytime between 24 and 2 hours before your flight leaves.

Counter check in

Counter check in

If you’d like to check in at the airport you need to go to Unit 1 in the departures terminal. You’ll find our helpful staff at the check in desks from 06.50.

Baggage information
Not sure how much to bring for your flight, or want details on restrictions? Check our Baggage Information pages for full details. 

Did you know?
If you happen to be in transit from a connecting flight, you'll find us at Gate 11.

Additional information to help you along the way
Special assistance
If you have any worries about health and mobility, you will find the information for your journey in the special assistance pages.

Family with children
Need a helping hand? We are here to help you along your way with your journey.

Visa and health requirements
Need help with getting into the country? The Visa and Health Requirements information will help you along with your journey.

Airport details:

International Arrivals
Central building

Explore our airports

Related information you might find handy