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Civil Aviation making moves to boost struggling tourism industry

29 February 2016, 19:04

Nairobi – The Civil Aviation Authority announced that 36 passenger and cargo airlines are seeking authorisation to operate local and international cargo and passenger flights in order to boost Kenya’s struggling tourism industry.

Top in the list is Zimbabwe-based Global Africa Aviation (Put) Limited that wants a licence to conduct cargo flights from the capital Harare to Nairobi while West Wind Aviation Limited seeks approval to offer passengers and freight between Nairobi, East, West, Central and Southern Africa from its current base at Wilson Airport.

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From Italy is Neos S.P.A and Meridiana seek to conduct chartered flights on a bi-weekly basis from Malpensa, Italy to Mombasa and a weekly flight from Katowice-Hurghada to Mombasa respectively.

Other new entrants are Poland’s Small Planet Airlines that plans weekly flights to Kenya while Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation has sought licence to conduct cargo services from Nairobi to Jeddah and back.

On the East African front Auric Air Services Limited, Tanzanian Air Services and Air Excel Limited, all from Tanzania have sought to offer regional passenger services, leveraging on the recently signed air traffic protocol that gives regional operators from EAC automatic rights to use sister facilities at no extra cost.

Five Forty Aviation and Baracuda Airways Holdings Limited seeks to launch weekly flights to Homa Bay. On the other hand East African Safari Air Express Limited wants to be allowed to fly to Kabamet weekly.

Aeronav Limited-East Africa has also applied for a variation of its licence to include the Malindi/Masai Mara route which will enable it capture the growing market for foreign tourists keen of devouring Kenyan beaches and wildlife at a go.

DAC Aviation (E.A.) Limited wants to enjoy non-scheduled air services for passengers, cargo and mail within Kenya and to other points in Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Ocean Airlines Limited seeks to entrench its leadership in the Nairobi-Northern Kenya route and is seeking permission to fly people and cargo to from Nairobi to Kisumu, Garissa and Wajir.

Jetways Airlines Limited also wants to fly to South Sudan’s Juba capital via Entebbe, Mogadishu which will be integrated with its domestic route plying Eldoret, Lodwar, Kakuma, Mombasa, Malindi, La mu, Waji, and Mandera.

Others are TimbisAir Services, Aberdair Aviation Limited, Skymax Aviation Limited, Northwood Agencies Limited, Nairobi Mission Aviation Fellowship (K), GeoAir Limited, Transafrican Air Limited, Skyward Express Limited and Aeronav Limited and are Kenya Homes Company.

Meanwhile Kenyan police are on high alert following intelligence reports that Islamist militants Al-Shabaab are planning to carry out suicide terror attacks on the country's airports late February or early March.

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) head of security Eric Kiraithe said in a on Monday that the militants posing as passengers target domestic flights where they intend to blow themselves up during the landing.

"We have received intelligence report that Al-Shabaab is planning to conduct suicide terror attacks against Kenyan airports late February and early March," Kiraithe said.

"The attacks mainly target domestic flights and operatives posing as passengers intend to blow themselves up during landing," he added in the memo to all airport managers.



- MyNews24

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