Jubilee Dev - Kenya Airways given all permissions to fly to usa

spear

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Kenya Airways Granted Permission To Fly To The US

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 BY LUCKY 8
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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.
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Bigfish1

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No use if they can't even maintain the Africa regional market. The airline has been mismanaged and Ethiopian has taken over the market share we had in Africa.
To me it doesn't make a difference whether we get authority to fly to US or mars.
 

spear

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No use if they can't even maintain the Africa regional market. The airline has been mismanaged and Ethiopian has taken over the market share we had in Africa.
To me it doesn't make a difference whether we get authority to fly to US or mars.
Ethiopia made the same mistake as Kq, they grew too big too fast. Look at their reviews right now. Their service is getting poorer, their connecting flights in Addis take a long time, 6-9-12 hrs. What encourages me is that KQ still won awards on Business class travel in Africa despite the financial problems and constant staff strikes. I believe with Joseph as Chairman and new CEO, then KQ can be reorganized to reach its former glory. Ngunze left after pushing through the hard task of KQ financial restructuring. I agree with KQ strategy of quicker connections at JKIA to Europe, ME and Asia. Its better to spend $100 more on a quicker connection than to spend $100 less but stay on transit for 6-9hrs as you pay premium $$$ on simple things as beverages and meals waiting for your connecting flight.
 

M2Random

Village Sponsor
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Until this news translates into concrete results in their financial statements, I will stay away from their stock. However, I agree that it is a step in the right direction.
 
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spear

Village Sponsor
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Wamefanya test flight kuona kama ndege inaweza fika huko states? Ama itaishiwa na nguvu hapo katikati
The 777-300ER can do that single hoop trip however I'm not sure KQ kept it or not. The other simpler way is to transit through Senegal. A simple stopover to refuel and proceed.
 
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