Aviation: JKIA gets Category One status, paving way for direct US flights

JKIA gets Category One status, paving way for direct US flights The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has achieved the Category One status that will allow for direct flights between Kenya and the US, bringing to an end the long search for express connection between the two countries. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Nairobi the top status […]

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Terrorism: Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights

Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights There are no plans to withdraw mandatory security checks on all aircrafts from Mogadishu to Nairobi, a top government official has said. This is despite criticism from airline operators flying between the two cities, who termed the checks as unnecessary. Currently, all flights leaving the Somalia capital for Kenya must stop […]

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Aviation: Plans to sell Kenya Airways gets investors interest

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Kenya Airways, the national carrier in East Africa’s biggest economy, is in talks with three investors over plans to sell a stake in the loss-making airline and raise cash for its operations. The airlines needs about $600 million in new debt and equity funds to finance its operations, months after it posted a record net loss of $258 million (Sh […]

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Direct Flight to America: Kenya to pass Aviation laws for FAA category 1

Kenya´s parliament will next month tick the last boxes in the application process for approval of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for Category One status by the American FAA. Legislation is reportedly now ready to be tabled in the house after the committee for transport has put the final touches on the draft. When signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, […]

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