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Longer wait for Kenya-US direct flights as audit is delayed

Kenya: Longer wait for Kenya-US direct flights as audit is delayed

Kenya is set to wait a little longer for the direct flights to the US after the Americans postponed a crucial security audit.The US Transport Security Administration was supposed to conduct an assessment of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in June to test its preparedness for direct flights.
“The assessment has been postponed because of the long time frame to get commercial and technical authority to operate,” said Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) managing director Gilbert Kibe.Mr Kibe would not disclose the reason behind postponement but industry sources believe the US is keen to continue with its assessments after the August 8 polls.
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