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Kenya Airways To Start Direct Flights From Nairobi To The United States in The First Half Of 2018

Kenya Airways has received a final order from the United States of America Department of Transportation effective 05-Sep-2017 on its application for a" foreign air carrier permit " enabling the airline operate direct flights to the United States.  This was Kenya Airways last hurdle in its quest to operate direct flights to the United States of America

The order is part of the process to commence flights to the US which is still ongoing. The recent approval grants the airline permission to fly both passengers and cargo and is part the many approval stages that are expected to be concluded soon.
“This approval by the DOT has been achieved thanks to the hard work of great individuals within all the departments of KQ. I am confident that our team will complete the next milestones with the same success and allow us to operate non-stop flights to the US in 2018”, said Kenya Airways Commercial Director Vincent Coste.

Kenya Airways had applied for the permit earlier in the year after its hub Airport the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya, was awarded a category one status by the US government in February 2017.


Kenya Airways is working with both the Kenyan Ministry of Transport and the US Department authorities to ensure all requirements are met. The airline earlier thisyear indicated that it planned to start flightss to the US in the first half of 2018, to coincide with the start of summer travel. 

Delta Air Lines, a member of Sky Team, will be Kenya Airways most likely partner in the US. The US is Kenya's top source for tourists, and the new flight connection will greatly increase the number of American tourists coming to the Kenyan market

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  Kenya Airways

 

 Africa Team.

 

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