Almost four years since the Kisumu airport was upgraded to international standards, not a single scheduled passenger flight has used it for direct international travel.
Traders who had set up businesses in the lakeside town hoping to cash in on international flights are now frustrated.
The facility is dominated by domestic operators flying from Nairobi, although it has received non-scheduled craft from countries such as South Africa, Seychelles, Nigeria, Europe, France, Italy and Sweden.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia says the airport has the facilities and services (Immigration, Port-health and Customs) to handle international flights.
"As the demand for such services improves, coupled with an ongoing facelift, we expect to have regular international flights,"" says Mr Macharia.
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