To meet the astronomical demand occasioned by Kenyan’s annual appetite for Easter holiday travel, national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ)has introduced its state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner to the Nairobi-Mombasa route, as well as increased flight frequencies to the Coast, as well as the lakeside city of Kisumu.
Through a statement sent to the media last night, the carrier announced that it was upgrading a total of 6 flights to operate the iconic Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Nairobi-Mombasa route, traditionally a preserve for international routes to destinations such as Paris, Dubai and South Asia. Through the Easter holiday weekend, KQ will boast 2 flights on Thursday 18th April, 1 flight on Good Friday, 1 flight on Easter Sunday and 2 flights on Easter Monday.
Kenya Airways will also schedule an additional flight to Kisumu on Thursday 18th and Monday 22nd April, however operating the Q400 aircraft. This will increase the number of flights to the Lakeside City from 4 to 5 on both days.
“The increased capacity will give our customers greater choice and flexibility in planning their travel during this peak travel period. Our customers to Mombasa will also get a chance to experience the state-of the-art Dreamliner which usually operates on international routes,” said Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO, Sebastian Mikosz.
As Kenyan families and friends seasonally migrate away from the capital, and other cities and towns in the country, on holiday and back home for the lengthy Easter break, hoteliers, tour firms, shuttle and bus owners, as well as airlines reap the benefits of our consumer-driven economy. The standard gauge railway (SGR) passenger service between Nairobi and Mombasa revealed at the start of the month that it was already fully booked between April 18th and April 23rd 2019.
Domestic (as well as international) carriers Jambojet, Silverstone and Fly540, and bus-lines Modern Coast, Mash and Tahmeed already witnessing increased bookings for the period.