Posted on: 12 October 2015 by Mark Howells
fastjet has announced that fastjet Kenya Ltd has been granted an Air Service Licence (ASL) by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), clearing the way for fastjet Kenya to begin its application process for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) which, once received, will allow the airline to operate domestic flights within Kenya.The AOC application will involve an in-depth review of fastjet Kenya's planned safety management system, operational manuals and structures, its senior staff, fleet, maintenance facilities and technical capability. An early stage of the process includes agreeing a timetable for the application process with the KCAA.“The granting of the Kenya ASL is a major step forward in fastjet's plans to become a truly pan-African low-cost airline,” remarked fastjet CEO Ed Winter. “Following recently announced progress towards the Zambia AOC and the receipt of our AOC in Zimbabwe last week, this announcement signals a very substantial acceleration in the development of the fastjet network and our future growth plans."We are very pleased that the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority has recognised the important part that we can play in developing Kenyan aviation. We very much look forward to working with the KCAA towards fastjet Kenya's first flights," Winter confirmed.