The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has today announced that the Jomo Kenyatta International Aiport (JKIA) has now achieved Last Point of Departure (LPD) status. This means that direct flights from JKIA to the US are now possible.

Kenya’s National Carrier Kenya Airways will now be able to fly directly to the US with the inaugural flight planned for 28th October 2018. The flight will be to New York’s John F Kennedy International (JFK).

KAA MD Jonny Andersen had this to say about the new development “This is a major achievement for Kenya as JKIA becomes one of the elite African airports to be certified as a last point of departure to the United States. JKIA is now poised to become the premier hub in Africa.”