Kenya's FLY540 will fly to Sudan and Congo

FLY540 Aviation has been granted partial international designation rights by the Kenyan government to fly to southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The new services, to start in October, will help business travellers and international aid organisations to reach these destinations, the airline said.

Lonrho Executive chairman and CEO David Lenigas said the granting of the international designation status by the government will allow the airline to expand into neighbouring counties. Lonrho has a 49 per cent shareholding in the airline.

The airline's chief operating officer Neil Steffen said the airline is in the process of setting up regular scheduled passenger services to Juba in southern Sudan and Goma in the DRC, which will commence sometime next month.