Kenyan Airways to launch direct flights to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Kenya have just signed an agreement to allow Kenyan airways to launch direct air services to Colombo.

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Kenya J.P. Dissanayake and Kenyan Transport Minister Amos Kimunya signed the bilateral air services agreement which grants Kenyan Airways access to Sri Lankan skies, Sri Lanka’s state-run TV, ITN reported.

The Kenyan minister of transport said the agreement has laid the framework for direct access to the two economies that offer a combined market of over 60 million people, where the launching of air links between the two countries would immensely benefit the airline.

Further according to the Minister the agreement will pave the way for increased bilateral trade opportunities between the two countries, especially trade in rubber products, processing, and packaging of tea and the textile industry.

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner was of the view that Kenya is an important getaway into East Africa and the agreement could be used to encourage more business into the region.

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