Kenya Airports Authority has received the Last Point of Departure (LPD) clearance for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The clearance granted by the Trump Administration now gives the green light for airlines to fly directly from JKIA to any destination in the U.S.
““This is a major achievement for Kenya as JKIA becomes one of the elite African airports to be certified as a last point of departure to the United States. JKIA is now poised to become the premier hub in Africa,” KAA Managing Director Jonny Andersen said in a statement.
The LPD clearance was the last remaining hurdle in the planned direct flight operations for Kenya Airways.
The airline has scheduled its first direct flight out of JKIA to New York on October 28, 2018.
This comes after the historic meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his American counterpart Donald Trump in Washington D.C.