Business Week has reported the director-general of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has announced Tanzania´s Precision Air will be allowed to resume flights to Nairobi, despite a standoff that has stopped three Kenyan airlines from flying to Tanzania, the news source said.
Kenya Airways, whose traffic rights to Tanzania were still valid at the beginning of this month when the carrier resumed international flights, were revoked by the Tanzanian authorities on retaliatory grounds after Nairobi excluded Dar from the list of safe countries.
Tanzania has banned three more Kenyan airlines from its market amid a trade war between the two countries that escalated over the management of the coronavirus pandemic.
The latest blockade came after Nairobi, for the second time in a row, retained Tanzania on the red list of nations with high risk in coronavirus cases–a position that means travellers from the neighbouring country will continue facing a mandatory two-week quarantine to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Travellers from 130 nations are free to enter Kenya on an unrestricted basis following a second review in which the government added about 90 countries to its quarantine-free list.
As a result of the decision, Tanzanian authorities blocked AirKenya Express, Fly540 and Safarilink Aviation from flying to the destinations in the country.