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Kenya-US direct flights herald trade, tourism boom for East Africa

Published on February 28, 2017

Trade between East Africa and the United States is set to increase after the latter’s Federal Aviation Administration granted Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport a Category One status, finalising a pact that heralds the beginning of direct flights to America from Nairobi.

By attaining the highest International Aviation Safety Assessment status, Nairobi can now cement its position as the region’s aviation hub for both passengers and cargo.

Kenya’s Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said national carrier Kenya Airways and other interested local operators will fly directly from Kenya to the US once the necessary approvals and last point of departure (LPD) rights are granted. Read more. Source | East African