February 24, 2017… Kenya Airways is pleased with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to clear Kenya to operate direct flights to and from the United States of America.
The airline applauds the efforts by the regulator, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority for its intense drive to bring Category One clearance to fruition.
“Our first priority now is to pursue codeshare arrangements with our partners in the Skyteam Alliance. This will enable us to sell tickets to and from any US State and drive revenues directly to us”, said Kenya Airways’ Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze. “This process will take time but we will start immediately.”
In parallel Kenya Airways plans to undertake a commercial evaluation and discussions with the relevant authorities to determine the viability and timing of operations. We will update on this as and when we are ready.
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 51 destinations worldwide, 41 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 41 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Kenya Airways celebrated 40 years of operations in January 2017.