International departures and arrivals resumed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Thursday, one day after a large fire damaged the facility.

The Kenya Airports Authority has converted domestic departures Unit 3 into a temporary terminal for international arrivals and departures.

Kenya Airways was operating at 35% capacity on Thursday, including a flight to Paris and incoming flights from Bangkok, London and Amsterdam.

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has said that other international airlines will be able to begin operating flights into Nairobi starting at midnight on Thursday.

The Unit 2 departures area has been cleared for international departures and was expected to be opened for Kenya Airways international departures sometime Thursday, which would allow other international airlines to use Unit 3 for arrivals and departures.

As they work to untangle the logistical difficulties the airport closure has caused, Kenyan authorities have not yet provided information about the possible cause of the fire.

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