Friday, November 29, 2013

KQ increases flights to Malindi, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Gaborone, Accra, Paris for Dec 2013

Kenya Airways has announced increased frequency to 11 destinations during the month of December as the airline prepares for an anticipated surge in demand on these routes during the festive season.

Among the domestic destinations to which Kenya Airways will fly to frequently are: Malindi, to which it will fly seven times every week, up from the current six times; and Mombasa, to which it will fly 88 times, which is 11 frequencies more than it does currently.

Regionally, the airline will increase flights to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania from the current five times to seven times weekly; and to Juba in South Sudan from the current 12 every week, to 19 times.

Further afield, Kenya Airways will now be flying to Gaborone in Botswana five times a week, up from the current three times; to flights to Antananarivo in Madagascar seven times weekly, up from the current four times; and to Seychelles four times a week from the current three times.

The airline will also begin flying a wide body Boeing 767 aircraft to Accra in Ghana either through Freetown four times weekly or through Monrovia three times a week.
The frequency of flights to Paris, France has also been increased to six times every week, up from the current five times.

Kenya Airways’ Chief Operating Officer, Mbuvi Ngunze said that the increased frequency is meant to meet heightened demand during the festive season.
“As an airline, we are committed to consistently deliver world class experience, which includes availability of capacity throughout the year. This is the reason we are boosting our frequencies on these routes so that our guests can travel whenever they want to,” Mr. Ngunze added.

At the same time, the airline announced that it will be commencing the fog schedule for flights between its Nairobi hub and Delhi. Under this schedule, Kenya Airways will fly four times to Delhi – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On these days, it will depart from Nairobi at 0220 hours local time to arrive in Delhi at 1220 hours local time. The return flight will leave Delhi at 1405 hours local time to arrive in Nairobi at 1855 hours local time.

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