Fastjet Kenya has been granted an Air Service Licence by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. The granting of the ASL clears the way for fastjet Kenya to commence the application process for an Air Operator Certificate which, once received, will allow the airline to operate domestic flights within Kenya.
The AOC application process 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,” says Ed Winter, fastjet’s CEO. “Following recently announced progress towards the Zambia AOC and the receipt of our AOC in Zimbabwe last week, this announcement signals a substantial acceleration in the development of the fastjet network and our future growth plans.”