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Passenger flights resume at Kenya's main airport in Nairobi after huge fire

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Passenger flights resume at Kenya's main airport in Nairobi after huge fire

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Passenger flights have resumed at Kenya’s main international airport after suffering a huge fire.

A London flight was among the first to land, according to Kenyan airport authorities.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi was engulfed in flames on Wednesday.

The international arrivals hall has been completely gutted. Questions have been raised as to why the fire services took so long to arrive at the scene.

The airport acts as a hub for the whole of East Africa and serves up to 16,000 passengers daily.

Europe imports almost a third of its flowers from Kenya but the economic impact on exports and tourism has not been calculated.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.