AFRICA: 10 Airlines seek licenses to land in Kenya

Kenya’s Business Daily has reported ten foreign airlines have applied to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) for licenses to operate tour charters and cargo services into Nairobi. The applicants include Lufthansa which has applied for traffi c rights for international non-scheduled air cargo services on the Frankfurt-Nairobi route and another one without traffi c […]


Kenya’s Business Daily has reported ten foreign airlines have applied to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) for licenses to operate tour charters and cargo services into Nairobi.

The applicants include Lufthansa which has applied for traffi c rights for international non-scheduled air cargo services on the Frankfurt-Nairobi route and another one without traffi c rights between Nairobi and Johannesburg. Having a licence without traffi c rights means that the German airline will not pick up cargo between Nairobi and Johannesburg.

The Nairobi-Johannesburg cargo route is also served by Emirates Sky Cargo, which connects the two cities with Dubai and like Lufthansa does not have traffi c rights between the two African cities.

Another applicant is Tanzanian Air Services Ltd, which is seeking to operate non-scheduled services between Tanzania and Kenya.