September 11, 2017: The state-owned Kenya Airways has received the final permission from the United States of America Department of Transportation (DOT) to enter the US skies. With this, Kenya Airways has bagged the permit for both passenger and cargo operations to the United States of America.

“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 Vincent Coste, commercial director, Kenya Airways.

The latest order is part of the ongoing process to commence flight operations to the US. Kenya Airways expects all pending formalities to be completed in the coming months. Kenya Airways is working with both the Kenyan Ministry of Transport and the US Department authorities to ensure all requirements are met.

And if one go by the news paper reports, then Kenya Airways in all probability will start the US operations by April 2018.

Kenya Airways, a leading African airline flying to 53 destinations worldwide, 42 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. Its fleet includes B787 Dreamliner aircraft. Kenya Airways is in operations for the last 40 years.

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