Kenya's direct flights to US pegged on audit

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    Kenya's direct flights to US pegged on audit

    Kenya is looking to launch direct flights to the US, a goal that has been elusive in the past. The Transport ministry said this time round, Kenya Aviation Authority (KAA) has upped the quality of security screening, passenger handling as well as general security at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. And the Government is optimistic this will help the country get the American aviation authority's nod to clear the airport as secure. In the past, there have been concerns about mixing of departing and arriving passengers, as well as the general state of security checks at the airport. The ministry ...

    "TSA has been on the ground at JKIA doing audits. These are key to getting direct flights to the US. We will implement the recommendations they will give to ensure our flight paths are safe," he said.


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    Wonderful, now they can waste time on false ETD alarms in Keyna. :rolleyes:

    Kenya gets Sh60m airport security kit

    The Kenya Airports Authority has received security equipment worth Sh60 million from the US government in efforts to step up the war against terror and global airport insecurity. The equipment worth US$ 700,000 (Sh60.9 million) includes 20 desktop explosive trace detector machines and one year’s supply of consumables. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will receive 10 machines while the remaining will be distributed to other airports. The US Transport Security Administration has trained 57 airport personnel on how to handle the equipment, already in use at the JKIA. The donation was handed over by Isaiah Parnell, the Chargé d’Affaires at the ...


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    http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Kenya-...rity-kit/-/1056/2385506/-/bj309d/-/index.html


    U.S. provides anti-terror equipment for Kenyan airports

    The U.S. government on Tuesday donated security equipment to be used by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) as it steps up the war against terror and other emerging security threats in airports across the country. The donated equipment worth 700,000 U.S. dollars includes Desktop Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) machines and one year’s supply of consumables. Speaking during the handover ceremony in Nairobi, Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Michael Kamau said that the donation included a training package on operation, testing and routine servicing of the equipment and so far, enough staff from all airports where the equipment will be ...


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    http://www.coastweek.com/3729-kenya-04.htm
     
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    Kenya’s quest to fly directly to US nears realization

    Kenya’s quest to have direct flights to the United States is edging closer every day. The last three years has seen the Kenya Airports Authority re-organize Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in readiness for the category 1 certification by the US administration. For Kenya, the approval to launch direct flight to the US will deepen trade between Kenya and the North American economic giant. Since 2007 Kenya has been lobbying the United States government to clear Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to launch direct flights from Nairobi and Washington without much success. The dream was almost realized in 2009 when one of ...


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