Direct flights to the US could lower freight costs by an estimated 20 per cent, cargo handlers have said, even as focus stays on the government to comply with the requisite security and safety standards that have delayed the resumption of the non-stop connection.
The US Federal Aviation Authority is scheduled to perform a fresh audit on the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in October after a previous review earlier this year failed to attain the minimum threshold of security and safety performance set by the American regulator.
US President Barack Obama, during his visit to Nairobi last month, said there was no definite timeline for the resumption of direct flights between the two countries due to the ongoing audit. Read more. Source | Business Daily