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Tanzania Lifts Ban on Kenyan Carriers as KQ Resumes Three More West African Destinations

Kenyan Carriers have been granted license to resume operations in Tanzania. According to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, the four Kenyan flight operators were allowed back on its airspace after a dispute a dispute between Kenya and Tanzania was resolved

According to a statement released by TCAA Director General Hamza Johari, the suspension the regulator imposed on Kenya Airways, Fly 540 Limited, Safarilink Aviation and AirKenya Express Limited has been lifted with immediate effect.

“For the purpose of this release therefore, the resumption and restoration of flights for all Kenyan operators is with immediate effect and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has been informed accordingly,” Johari said in a statement released on Wednesday.

The decision follows a circular by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority which was released on Tuesday removing the requirement that all passengers arriving from Tanzania be subjected to a mandatory 14 days quarantine in an effort geared towards containing the spread of COVID-19.

KQ in a statement welcomed the resolution between the two countries and said, “Our first flight to Dar es Salaam will be on Monday, September 21, where we shall have only a morning flight and the second flight will be on 23rd, and we shall be having two flights henceforth. Zanzibar flights will resume on September 26 on three flights weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.”

Kenya Airways resumed international passenger service on August 1 with flights to Britain and Ethiopia while domestic service restarted on July 15 after the service was suspended in March to contain the spread of COVID-19.