So yesterday we received news that KQ has been awarded the license to fly cargo and passengers to and from the US. So what are the expected benefits from this achievement?
Personally, I remember shipping my laptop before KENTEX et al. came into existence from the US and it cost me around $75 to ship 10kgs (laptop weight approx 2kgs + laptop package and shippers extra protective packaging and cushioning) and it took exactly 3 days to arrive from the time of shipping.
Problem is, my friend needed me to send his certificate from Kenya to the US ASAP and oooh my, the cheapest I could get is 5,500 ($55) to ship a letter that weighs mere grams? Tried to send a gift and it did cost me like $20 for something that weighed 0.35kgs for normal mail and it took nearly 2 months to arrive.
My expectations are the cost of shipping and sending mails to the US to drop. No more transiting through Europe. This move will create business to people who might want sale local items on Ebay to US consumers. I know of items such as Kericho Gold tea that are on huge demand in the US.
So those are my expectations only, apart from the decrease in cost and time of travelling to the US.