Visit of U.S. Under Secretary for International Trade and the Presidents Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

Visit of U.S. Under Secretary for International Trade and the Presidents Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

On Wednesday, 27th June 2018 KQ headquarters in Nairobi, hosted the US Trade Delegation and Kenya Government Officials to discuss trade opportunities between the two countries and plans on Kenya Airways upcoming non-stop flights to New York. 
 
In attendance is the Us Undersecretary of Commerce, Gilbert Kaplan; US Ambassador to Kenya, Ambassador Bob Godec; Najib Balala CS for Tourism & Wildlife; James Macharia CS for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development; Adan Mohamed CS Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives among other dignitaries and distinguished guests.
 
Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz welcomes all guests to this event. “We launched sales to NYC in January, targeting premium and leisure travelers, the dream liner will fly non-stop daily flights between East Africa and the US, we expect the market to market economic impact and trade stimulation. We will also offer connections to other East African countries, opening up these markets to the US.
 
The inaugural flight will depart on 28th of October 2018.” CEO; Sebastian Mikosz“It’s a pleasure for me to welcome the Undersecretary of Commerce and his wonderful delegation to Kenya. Thank you Kenya Airways for hosting this welcome lunch. Our trade investment ties are a top priority to the US and I know for Kenya as well. Kenya is a great country and this business relationship will be a great milestone. We appreciate the upcoming non-stop flights between Kenya and the US and thank you to all who have worked on this mission; we continue to work towards making this a success” Ambassador, Bob Godec.
Kenya Airways is using and American aircraft, we look forward to the inaugural flight, with the introduction of KQ flight daily we are looking at growing tourism traffic by over 20% , our vision is to also move to Atlanta and Washington DC.Kenya Airways is about Kenya’s GDP. We believe in KQ, it’s a good product. Kenya is a powerful nation and the future for business between Kenya and the USA is bright”. CS Najib Balala 
 
KQ as an organization is critical to our country’s development, trade, and growth.I congratulate the leadership and KQ’s role in connecting US and Kenya. This will impact on people, culture and trade Under 50 US companies have regional hubs in Kenya and this connection will make it easy for trade opportunities”. CS Industrialization; Adan Mohammed 

“Our goal is to transform Kenya into a major hub, will invest more in making Nairobi and Kenya a true hub and additional investments to make sure businesses give priority to this country to increase GDP from 5% to 7.5 %”. CS James Macharia 

We look forward to our inaugural flight on the 28th of Oct 2018. 

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