The United States government has indicated its commitment to grant Kenya the green light to launch direct flights to America possibly in a couple of months, provided the upgrades at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) are done according to international standards.
US Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration said that once JKIA is certified as a 'Category 1a' air field by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and Federal Aviation Administration which is a requirement for all airports handling flights operating in and out of America, then direct services between Kenya and the US can commence.
If achieved, the service will afford the two countries the opportunity to enhance their commercial ties particularly in the trade and tourism sectors.
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