US Aviation Agency grants Kenya Category One status, tourism to benefit

Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

planeEnabling direct flights to be mounted between Kenya and the US, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Category One status to Kenya. This will benefit the African country’s tourism sector as well.

 

The new CAT1 status has been hailed in the country as a major milestone in the growth and development of civil aviation in Kenya, East Africa and the rest of Africa.

 

“With this category, there will be faster movement of goods and people between the two countries, eradicating delays, especially form horticultural produce from Kenya,” the Kenya Airports Authority said in a statement in Nairobi.

 

Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Transport James Macharia said Kenya Airways would immediately apply for the approval to code share its services with airlines in the US.

 

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Director-General Gilbert Kibe says the country will also seek to enhance training of aviation experts.

 

The new status will also lead to greater market access to the US from normal scheduled passenger and cargo standards.

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