KCAA revokes air permits of two local airlines for flouting rules


Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) director general Gilbert Kibe. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Two local airlines have been grounded for violating the air license rules with Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) withdrawing their permits.

The Wilson Airport-based airlines, which are licensed to carry passengers, have been illegally ferrying cargo without the clearance of the regulator.

The two, according to KCAA, have gone against what they have been licensed to do.

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No identities

"It is true we have grounded the two airlines for defying the set rules," said KCAA director-general Gilbert Kibe without revealing their identities.

Mr Kibe says the the two airlines had removed seats on the aircraft to create space for cargo.

Mr Kibe did not give details on cargo that these airlines ferry from Wilson Airport to their destination, but pointed out that miraa forms part of the cargo that is transported.