Tanzania & Kenya cede grounds on flight demands

Kenya Airways passenger flights can still fly the Nairobi- Dar es salaa route following the withdrawal of the 4th and 5th Freedom Traffic Right ban by Tanzania 

“This is to inform the public that the aeronautical authorities of the Republic of Kenya have granted the Fifth Freedom Traffic Right to Air Tanzania Company Limited for all-cargo service as per the request of the United Republic of Tanzania, with effect from January 16, 2024,” read the statement.

Tanzania has withdrawn its ban after Kenya rescinded its earlier decision and granted the Fifth Freedom Traffic Right to Air Tanzania Company Limited for all-cargo service.

“Following this development, the aeronautical authorities of the United Republic of Tanzania hereby withdraw its decision of January 15, 2024 and therefore approval for Kenya Airways to operate Third and Fourth Freedom Traffic Rights between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam is hereby restored with immediate effect,” said Mr. Johari in the statement.

In a statement, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority ban the Pride of Africa from their skies as reciprocation, after Kenya declined a request for all-cargo flight operations by Air Tanzania Company Limited

Following the ban, Kenya and Tanzania announced that they had committed to resolving the row with Kenya’s Prime Cabinet Secretary and CS for Foreign Affairs Musalia Mudavadi and Tanzania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation January Makamba saying they had spoken on the matter.

”We have jointly agreed that our respective Civil Aviation Authorities will work together to have the matter resolved amicably within the next three days. There should therefore be no cause for alarm,” said Mudavadi.

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority Director General Hamza Johari said the move to allow all-cargo service take effect from January 16,  2024.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.