In Summary
  • Transport secretary James Macharia said Monday the results of the audit of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as the last point of departure would be out in the next six weeks.
  • The officials from US Transportation Security Administration were in the country two weeks ago for a four-day audit of the facility.
  • The minister said they are looking at June next year as a possible commencement date for direct flights between the two states.

Kenya will know its fate on the direct flights to the US before Christmas following completion of the final audit by an American transport agency.

Transport secretary James Macharia said Monday the results of the audit of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as the last point of departure would be out in the next six weeks.

The officials from US Transportation Security Administration were in the country two weeks ago for a four-day audit of the facility.

“The results of this audit will be out in six weeks time and we expect to have performed well,” said Mr Macharia in a news conference.

The minister said they are looking at June next year as a possible commencement date for direct flights between the two states.

This is the second and final audit that holds the key to direct flights between Kenya and the US with the government expressing optimism on the outcome.

Delta Airlines previously set a launch date for flights but cancelled due to security concerns.

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