Kenyan MPs Vote to Ratify Air Service Agreement with the US allowing FedEx to Set-Up Base in Nairobi

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Kenya’s policy makers have backed the government’s decision to ratify the bilateral air service agreement between the US and Kenya, a decision which could see national airline Kenya Airways access and expand into US markets and also have American operators flying into Kenya

Kenya Airways currently operates a direct route to New York but no American airlines are flying into Kenya

The new agreement will be especially beneficial for Cargo powerhouse FedEx who are looking to set-up a base at Jomo-Kenyatta international airport to kick-start cargo operations

The National Assembly’s Transport committee, in a report to the House said commencement of FedEx cargo operations and a base in Kenya would have a multiplier effect on the Kenyan economy

 “It is in the interest of the country to ratify the agreement to allow the airlines to expand their route network and engage in commercial arrangements as well as create job opportunities,” Transport Cabinet secretary James Macharia remarked


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