Kenya Airways is now offering direct flights to US
Kenya Airways (KQ) received the final order from the United States of America Department of Transportation mid this week.
“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.
The Department of Transportation had in June recommended that KQ be granted the permit to fly both passengers and cargo if there were no public objections.
According to an order, the permit became effective on September 5.
The green light has been a long way coming and the airline has had to meet several regulations to be granted the permit.
Kenya was in February granted Category One status as officials from America’s Federal Aviation Administration gave approval for non-stop direct flights between the two countries.
The direct flights is expected to have a positive effect on the country’s economy with more tourists from United States visiting Kenya and Kenya also easily exporting and importing goods from the United states.
Kenya now joins South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Ethiopia and Cape Verde which offer direct flight to US.
With the green light, Kenya is certainty going to assert its voice and authority as the gateway of Africa
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