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Kenya risks getting blacklisted over blatant disregard of cargo freight regulations

With the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) set to arrive in July for an audit, Kenya runs the risk of getting placed in the blacklist for flouting cargo carriage regulations. A week after a report came out that put the spotlight on how aircraft operators at Wilson and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport flout cargo carriage rules, nothing much has really changed with business being run as usual. To make …

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Kenya Airways begins process of operating direct flights to New York

Kenya Airways has begun the process of operating direct flights to New York, which would officially start on October 28. Kenya Airways Group Managing Director, Sebastian Mikosz, revealed that they would start selling tickets for the historic first flight on Thursday. “This is an exciting moment for us. It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa. We are honored …

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Kenya: Tourism stakeholders call for faster adoption of open skies policy

Hoteliers in the region are calling for the open skies policy to be adopted more quickly. The urgent call comes a few weeks before the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) on January 28 at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The implementation of the SAATM is being welcomed by air travellers as it is expected to lower to cost of air travel on the …

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Kenya aviation regulator warns airlines of license revocation if they continue to disregard cargo regulations

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCA) has issued a dire warning to airlines flying domestic and international flights, that their licenses would be revoked if they keep on disregarding cargo regulations. KCA Director General, Macharia Kibe, said in a letter addressed to carriers that it is an offense to use passenger flights to carry cargo. In the same breath, airlines are also prohibited from using cargo aircraft to carry passengers …

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ICAO to conduct a third security audit on Kenya airport

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be conducting a security audit on Kenya’s primary airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to determine its safety standards. The said audit will be happening during the last week of November, to determine the airport’s capability in safety oversight. The evaluation comes at a time when flagship carrier Kenya Airways is only a couple of steps away from accomplishing direct flight standards of …

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Kenya being urged to apply open skies policy

The Kenyan government is being pressed to implement the open skies policy at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa in order to boost international tourist arrivals. Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala, said when the government authorized more international airlines to operate flights to Mombasa, the industry at the Kenya coast could possibly recover in a shorter amount of time. He added that liberalizing skies in Mombasa could enhance air connectivity …

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Kenya Airways inches closer to being able to fly direct to US

Kenya Airways took a step closer to being able to fly direct to the United States after it was recently granted air traffic rights. From there, it becomes a waiting game as the airline now awaits other important licenses, said Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia. These include the Air Service License, which gives it commercial approval, and the Air Operating Certificate, which affords it technical authority to operate to America. …

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Kenya Civil Aviation Authority proposes compensation bill

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has proposed a bill that can give passengers just compensation in the event of a cancelled flight. If ratified, an airline which cancels a flight less than seven days to the date of travel will be obliged to find an alternative flight besides taking care of travellers’ expenses. In the case of delays, the carrier would be required to compensate the traveller a rate of …

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IATA asks Kenyan government to adopt better policies to help aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged Kenya’s government to help its aviation sector grow by abolishing red tape and heavy fees. IATA Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Africa Muhammad Ali Albakri counseled that the key to this was for Kenya to adopt favorable air transport policies. “By adopting policies that ensure a competitive operating environment for the airlines, Kenya could reap even greater dividends from …

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Kenya and Latvia discuss potential Air Services Agreement

Kenya and Latvia are discussing the potential of agreeing to a Bilateral Air Services Agreement, which would boost trade and commercial ties between the two countries. Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovics was in the capital city of Nairobi recently and bared that the agreement would allow airlines to operate direct flights between the two nations. “The Air Service Agreement will help to boost trade and commercial …

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