Britain was the fourth leading source of foreign tourists to Kenya last year when earnings from the sector jumped 37 percent to Sh157 billion — which was the biggest increase in more than a decade. It brought in 184, 002 tourists, equivalent of 9.09 percent of 2,025,206 arrivals, behind US, Tanzania and Uganda.

“KCAA should ensure strict compliance by air operators of all air travel regulations,” said KAWU secretary-general Moss Ndiema in response to queries from the Business Daily yesterday. KCAA director-general Gilbert Kibe did not respond to our queries over the UK air travel advisory.

But the UK tourists spend more per head compared to travellers from Tanzania and Uganda. The new advisory received support from the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) with officials saying that there was need for KCAA to do more to enforce the quality of safety audits for airlines operating at Wilson Airport..