Kenya is close to launching direct US flights according to recent reports. The country is set to make two major steps towards the launch this week with the opening up of two terminals at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport. In addition, there is an introduction of a bill in the parliament that will integrate international standards with the aviation laws.
Kenya is inches away towards the launch of direct flights to the US according to reports from the aviation society. The country has made progress in their prospects to tap into the market and is currently working on logistics and other measures that will see it launch the direct flights. The civil aviation laws a will give regulatory powers the Kenya civil aviation authority. This will increase the powers of the authority, which will include their main role in airport security and giving the Kenyan aircrafts access to different parts of the country with the same documentation.
The aircrafts will carry on board certificates of registration, certificate of flight member, logbook, certificate of airworthiness and radio license whenever the aircraft is flying. Kenya is currently preparing itself for audit by the US federal aviation administration and this will determine if the largest airport in the country will be upgraded to category 1 status. The category1 status is considered the epitome of any airport category. The two terminals opened by the Kenyan president will provide separate departure and arrival departure. This is one of the regulations set forth by the American authorities before granting permission for direct flights between the two nations.
Currently , Jomo Kenyatta international has undergone a major upgrade and the airport is set to improve the country’s economy through the introduction of foreign exchange and tourism to the country Transport cabinet secretary James Macharia indicated that the government has set May this year to be the deadline for the approval of flights between Kenya and US.