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Embu Airport

Embu Airport is an airport in Kenya.

Embu Airport
  • IATA: n/a
Airport type Public, Civilian
Owner Kenya Airports Authority
Operator Kenya Airports Authority
Serves Embu
Location Embu, Kenya
Elevation AMSL 4,150 ft / 1,265 m
Coordinates 00°34′08″S

Embu Airport

Location of Embu Airport in Kenya
Placement on map is approximate

Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 3,250 990 Asphalt


Embu Airport, (IATA: n/a, ICAO: HKEM), is located in Embu County, in the town of Embu.

Located about 6.2 kilometres (3.9 mi), by road, southeast of Embu's central business district, the airport lies to the immediate northeast of Don Bosco Boys' Secondary School, on Embu-Kiritiri Road.

This is approximately 144 kilometres (89 mi), by road and 105.5 kilometres (65.6 mi), by air, northeast of Nairobi International Airport, the country's largest civilian airport. The geographic coordinates of this airport are 00°34'08.0"S, 37°29'32.0"E (Latitude:-0.568890; Longitude:37.492221).


Embu Airport is a small civilian airport, serving the town of Embu and surrounding communities. Situated at 1,265 metres (4,150 ft) above sea level, the airport has a single asphalt runway 14/32, which measures 3,250 feet (990 m) in length.

Scheduled upgrade

In August 2016, Martin Wambora, the Governor of Embu County, announced that the county would, in partnership with the national government and foreign private investors, spend KES:10 billion (approx. US$100 million), to refurbish the airport to international standards, including the following upgrades:

  • Lengthen the runway to 4,000 metres (13,000 ft)
  • Build new terminal buildings
  • Build warehouses
  • Build a hangar
  • Construct an airport apron.

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