The Eldoret International Airport in Kenya is located in the Rift Valley. The airport in Eldoret is located in the southwestern part of Kenya close to the Ugandan border. The Eldoret International Airport is approximately 17 kilometers away from Eldoret town in Kenya along the Kisumu highway. The Eldoret International Airport is managed by the Kenya Airports Authority in Kenya and was established in 1995.
The Eldoret airport is usually open 7 days a week. Eldoret International Airport in Kenya usually open its doors to the public at 0330 hrs and closes at 1730hrs. However the time ranges can be extended on request by the Eldoret Airport. Currently, the Eldoret International Airport has several ad hoc freighters per week as well as three scheduled international cargo flights in Kenya.
The aim of opening the airport in Eldoret town in Kenya was to achieve economic growth by opening up the Western Kenya areas to international investors as well as local markets. The Eldoret International Airport is the largest airport that serves Eldoret town and its environs in Kenya. The airport in Eldoret has a single runway that is made of asphalt and measures over 3,000 metres. The Eldoret airport in Kenya sought to tap into the largely unexploited tourism richness in the Western region of Kenya.
The International Airport Transport Association in Kenya refers to the Eldoret International Airport using the airport short code EDL, while the International Civil Aviation Organization refers to Eldoret International Airport using the short code HKEL.
The Eldoret International Airport in Kenya has led to the development of the Kapseret Township which is a local town located near the airport in Eldoret. There is a huge clientele who use the airport facilities in Eldoret including lecturers in the various universities located within Eldoret town in Kenya.
Eldoret town is also famous for its world class runners. These runners and other athletes in Eldoret use the Eldoret International Airport to access the city of Nairobi for trainings and what nots. A number of the athletes live in Nairobi too and as such they need fast access to Eldoret where they do their training in the humid climates in Kenya.