Kenya Airways Granted Permission To Fly To The US
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 BY LUCKY 8
The Department of Transportation has now granted permission to Kenya Airways to operate flights to the US. Per their filing:
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 points or points in the United States and beyond.
Permission for the route was tentatively granted on June 12, but then there was a period where the permission could be contested, etc., so it has only now been finalized. Now it’s just up to Kenya Airways to decide if they actually want to start service to the US or not. The first flight will be between Nairobi and New York with possible stopover at Senegal.
This is possible after Jubilee government spent over $100 million in rebuilding the burnt arrival terminal and new facilities at JKIA in its campaign to successfully attain category 1 airport status. That concerted effort has paid of.