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Kenya to lobby for direct US flights during Obama visit

Published on July 21, 2015

President Uhuru Kenyatta told a news conference at State House Tuesday direct flights will go a long way towards easing international business, promoting exports, enhancing movement of business people and tourists in both countries.

President Kenyatta says that he is hopeful that the pending issues will be resolved so that direct flights can begin.

“We have been working very strongly with and in close collaboration with relevant US authorities and we are very keen and hopeful that some of the few pending issues that remain outstanding will be resolved so that we can get the category one status that is necessary for us to be able to have direct flights between Kenya and the US,” he said.

Insecurity is one of the key challenges that has seen the US Federal Aviation Administration deny Kenya the status. Read more. Source | Capital Fm Kenya