The United States Government has indicated its commitment to grant Kenya the green light to start direct flights to America, provided the upgrades at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) are done according to international standards. It is possible that these flights could start in the next couple of months.
US Ambassador to Kenya, Scott Gration,said that direct services between Kenya and the US can commence as soon as JKIA is certified as a ‘Category 1a’ air field by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and Federal Aviation Administration. The US requires all airports handling flights operating in and out of America to be Category 1a.
If achieved, the service will make Kenya’s key attractions, including the Masai Mara and Amboselei National Park, much more accessable for visitors from the USA.