Tanzania to block Kenya Airways flights from Nairobi

By Kelly Ranson
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Tanzania has withdrawn approval for Kenya Airways flights between Dar es Salaam and Kenya’s capital, Nairobi from next week.

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) said that as of 22 January it has ‘decided to rescind the approvals for Kenya Airways to operate passenger flights between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam’.

In a statement, the TCAA added the decision was in retaliation to Kenya’s refusal to allow Tanzania’s national carrier, Air Tanzania, to operate all-cargo flights between Nairobi and third countries.

Kenya Airways issued a statement saying it is working to resolve the dispute. It said:“Kenya Airways is engaging the Civil Aviation Authorities and relevant government agencies in Kenya and Tanzania to find a solution that will ensure there are no disruptions between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.”

According to Kenya Airways’  website, the airline currently operates up to five flights a day between the two airports and flights are still on sale for next week onwards.

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