Government through KAA announces cashless payment method for seven services in all airports in the country.
Following the switch to a digital system, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has declared that all airports nationwide will only accept cashless payments for a variety of services.
Kenyans will now utilize USSD code *566# to make payments, according to a statement released on Monday, February 5.
KAA clarified that the decision was made with the intention of providing Kenyans with seamless services.
The web portal lists security passes, filming, airport visits, animal holding, and miraa costs at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The USSD will also be utilized for the payment of fines and penalties imposed at the nation’s busiest airport.
When paying, just the invoice number that is pre-arranged to be given at each airport will be needed.
“All KAA services have gone cashless! Pay for parking, get your airport passes, and more by simply dialling *566# for swift and secure transactions,” read the statement in part.
On the other hand, services which will be made on the USSD at the Wilson Airport include security passes, film shooting, airport visits, penalties and fines.
At the Kisumu, Eldoret and Moi International Airports, KAA onboarded Airport car parking, security passes, film, airport visits, penalty and fines and cargo fees services on the new platform.
Additionally, KAA noted that the platform will also apply in airstrips including Malindi, Lokichogio, Wajir, Manda, Kitale, Kakamega, Lodwar, Garissa, Isiolo and Kabunde.
KAA is the body mandated to manage airports and airstrips in the country.
The move also aligns with President William Ruto’s directive on the digitisation of services to boost revenue collection and enhance efficiency in the delivery of government services.