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Kenya Airways allowed to operate direct flights to US

The move is expected to boost trade between Kenya and the US.

Kenya Airways has been okayed to operate direct flights from Nairobi to the US.

In April, the national carrier had started that the clearing process for direct flights to the US were on course.

The airline, then, sought two crucial licenses-the Air Service License which gives it commercial approval and the Air Operating Certificate, which gives it technical authority to operate to the US.

“We have begun the process and will let Kenyans know when we are done. Be patient as we undertake the procedure,” KQ CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said then.

It had been envisaged that it will take KQ, as it is known by its international airline code, at least eight months to get clearance to fly directly to the US, according to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.

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