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Macharia proposes visa on arrival for Somalians

Photo/Somali Times Currently Kenya receives 32,268 tourists from Somalia annually. Some half a million Somalians also reside in the Kenyan refugee camps with about 1.5 million integrated over time. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau has said there are great unexploited trade opportunities between Kenya and Somalia. He cited tourism, which he said remains greatly

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KQ mulls suspending London, France flights as lockdown hits travel

A Kenya Airways aircraft at JKIA. Kenya Airways is mulling suspending of flights to London and France following the second wave of lockdown that has slowed down demand on these routes. KQ says it is assessing the impact of the lockdown measures on their flight schedule even as it puts measures in place to accommodate

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Women from 10 flights taken for medical examinations at Qatar airport, Australia’s foreign minister says

Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, says women were taken off 10 flights at Doha airport in Qatar for intimate medical examinations, including 18 Australians. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters By Calla Wahlquist Marise Payne says 18 Australians on the Qatar Airways flight were subjected to compulsory intimate searches at Hamad international airport in Doha At least 18

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The rich ditch first class for private jets

Photo: Credit Shutterstock for years, the wealthy have been comfortable flying First or Business Class but now they are seeking the seclusion of private jets For years, the wealthy have been comfortable flying First or Business Class but now they are seeking the seclusion of private jets. They want to steer clear of passengers, airport

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The latest Kenyan cargo plane crash at Aden Adde airport

Photo/Somali Times A Kenyan-registered cargo aircraft crashed in the Mogadishu airport on Saturday morning, there were no reported casualties. According to official told Somali Times. The aircraft operated by Silverstone Air Service took off from Mogadishu airport headed to Beledweyne before circling back for an emergency landing. The issue is believed to have been with

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Kenya, Tanzania talks over KQ flights ban hit stalemate

Kenyan airlines, including the national carrier Kenya Airways , face a lengthier ban from the Tanzanian market as the two nations hardened their stance in a dispute over the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. KQ, alongside AirKenya Express, Fly540 and Safarilink Aviation, remain locked out the Tanzanian market for a second month now in revenge

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Bahrain to allow Israel flights to UAE over its airspace

FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, an official stands at the door of an Israeli El Al airliner after it landed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Saudi Press Agency announced Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, that it will allow flights “from all countries” to cross its skies to reach the

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Kuwait denies allowing Israel plane to fly through its skies

Photo: Credit Wikipedia An El Al Israel Airlines Kuwait has refused to allow an Israeli plane heading to the UAE to fly through its skies, stressing that no Israeli planes will ever use its airspace, Quds Press reported yesterday. According to the news site, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas reported government sources saying: “Israeli planes

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Kenya Airways half-year loss widens 67pc to Sh14bn on Covid-19 woes

Kenya Airways chairman Michael Joseph has a word with the Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on July 15, 2020 when KQ resumed domestic flights following Covid-19 disruptions. Kenya Airways net loss for the six months ended June 2020 has widened by 67.3 percent to Sh14.33 billion on account of

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Kenya Airways set to lay off half of millionaire pilots

Kenya Airways is seeking to lay off half of its pilots as it slashes costs to weather the cash flow crisis deepened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The national carrier intends to cut up to 207 of its 414 pilot jobs, which account for nearly half of its payroll costs, over the next three years. It

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