Kenya Airways gets green light for USA

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Kenya Airways has been given a permit to operate direct flights to the United States.

The foreign air carrier permit is effective 5 September and allows the airline to engage in “scheduled and charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from any point or points behind Kenya, via any point or points in Kenya and any intermediate points, to any point or points in the United States and beyond”.

Kenya was granted Category One status in February by the US Federal Aviation Administration paving the way for non-stop direct flights between the two countries.

The next step to direct flights would be an audit by US officials on Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This has allegedly been scheduled for October 2017.