NAIROBI, Kenya – As of November 5, Kenya Airways (KQ), the national carrier of Kenya, will be operating 10 daily flights to Mombasa with two dedicated Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The revamp of the route will include fares that begin at Kshs 7,999 (approximately US$100) inclusive of all taxes on the route.
Kenya Airways Group managing director and CEO, Dr. Titus Naikuni, announced that an increase in passenger traffic on the Mombasa route has led to a need for greater capacity. KQ recently added two B737-300 aircraft in line with the company’s strategy to increase the level of efficiency on domestic and regional services by offering passengers more flight times through increased frequencies.
Dr. Naikuni stressed that, “The low introductory fares coupled with over 50 flights a week to Mombasa are evidence of our commitment to maintaining our market share on this Mombasa route.”
The expanded Mombasa route comes in the wake of an aggressive KQ expansion program that includes the ordering of two Embraer 190 aircraft expected to be delivered in early 2011. According to Dr. Naikuni, “Our main goal is to interconnect Africa and link the entire continent to the rest of the world.” The airline, which flies to 50 destinations worldwide, has plans to operate to Malindi early in December.
ABOUT KENYA AIRWAYS
Kenya Airways (KQ), “The Pride of Africa,” operates the largest and most modern fleet in Africa and is the state and flag carrier for the Republic of Kenya. It currently consists of 29 aircraft and operates scheduled service to 50 destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Far East. The in-flight service is renowned featuring flat-bed Business Class cabin seats on the wide-bodied aircraft (Boeing 777-200ER). Kenya Airways is consistently voted among the top ten airlines in the world and recently scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the “Business Airline of the Year.” In order to meet the airline’s primary goal to be the “carrier of choice to Africa,” Kenya Airways has established strategic alliances with SkyTeam partners and interline agreements with United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Air Canada. These relationships ensure seamless and convenient connections from all over North America to Nairobi, Kenya, and points beyond throughout Africa.
KENYA AIRWAYS EQUIPMENT:
The Kenya Airways fleet is composed of four Boeing 777-200ERs, six Boeing 767-300ERs, five Boeing 737-800s, four Boeing 737-700s, five Boeing 737-300s, and five Embraer E17LRs…29 aircraft in total.
KENYA AIRWAYS ROUTE OVERVIEW:
Kenya Airways is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and operates scheduled service to:
AFRICA: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar-es-Salaam, Djibouti, Douala, Dzaoudzi, Entebbe, Freetown, Gaborone, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Luanda, Mahe, Malabo, Monrovia, Moroni, Ndola, Yaoundé, Zanzibar
Far East, Asia, Middle East: Bangkok, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Muscat
EUROPE: Amsterdam, Paris, London, Rome (from December 2010)
DOMESTIC: Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi (HUB)