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Fly540 keeps expanding domestic network in Kenya

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  May 18, 2010

The latest information coming from the region’s first true low-cost, low-fare airline, target="_blank">Fly540, now indicates that they will link Kakamega in Western Kenya to their growing domestic network, opening up Western Kenya more for tourism purposes and also for business travelers.

Fly 540’s flights to Eldoret, Kitale, Kisumu, and now Kakamega will offer a swift access for tourists wanting to see "Obama’s roots in Kenya," as his paternal village is just a few kilometers outside Kenya’s lakeside city of Kisumu. Flights to Kitale offer easy access to Mt. Elgon National Park and nearby game reserves, and their latest addition of Kakamega will bring the Kakamega Forest nearer, too.

The Kenya Tourist Board has, in the recent past, created additional circuits in parts of the country less visited by overseas tourists. The added airlink will undoubtedly entice tour and safari operators to be more proactive when promoting these novelties and offering tours and safaris to Western Kenya.

More and more tourist visitors are now using air services to the national parks to spend time IN the parks as opposed to spending time ON the roads to the parks, a sensible choice when time in the destination is limited and visitors wish to see many of the country’s highlights.

The aircraft used on the Kakamega route will be a Beechcraft 1900 or, depending on demand, a Bombardier Dash 8, which are also used for the newly-added, off-peak flights to the coastal destinations of Mombasa and Malindi and, of course, to Lamu.

Fly540 keeps expanding domestic network in Kenya
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