Kenya, US sign revised air cargo agreement
KENYA and United States have signed an amendment to the US-Kenya Air Transport Agreement, which will now see easier movement of goods between the two countries
KENYA and United States have signed an amendment to the US-Kenya Air Transport Agreement, which will now see easier movement of goods between the two countries.
The amendment adds all-cargo rights to the existing air transport agreement between the two countries and it's expected that when the deal comes into force, it will offer air carriers greater flexibility to meet their cargo and express delivery customers' needs more efficiently.
The amendment now adds seventh-freedom traffic rights for all-cargo operations to the bilateral Air Transport Agreement between the two countries, meaning cheaper costs, and efficiency of cargo movement between the two countries, reports Kenya's The EastAfrican.
Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Transport, and Infrastructure James Macharia said that the revised Bilateral Air Services Agreement 'will facilitate the expansion of air freight services, by allowing airlines from both countries to set up and operate air cargo hubs in either country.'
The amendment is now expected to enter into force following an exchange of diplomatic notes.