Kenya Airways (KQ) has received a final order from the United States of America Department of Transportation, granting the airline to fly both passengers and cargo.
According to a press release by KQ, The order is part of the process to commence flights to the US which is still ongoing. The recent approval grants the airline permission to fly both passengers and cargo and is part of the many approval stages that are expected to be concluded soon.
“This approval by the DOT has been achieved thanks to the hard work of great individuals within all the departments of KQ. I am confident that our team will complete the next milestones with the same success and allow us to operate non-stop flights to the US in 2018”, said Kenya Airways Commercial Director Vincent Coste.
Kenya Airways is working with both the Kenyan Ministry of Transport and the US Department authorities to ensure all requirements are met.
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 53 destinations worldwide, 42 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 36 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 while KQ Cargo was named African Cargo Airline of the year 2017.