KQ spreads wings to Livingstone Zambia

June 7, 2013
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, KQ-EMBRAER-E190NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 7- Kenya Airways (KQ) has launched a new route to Livingstone, Zambia, its third to the Southern African nation and the airline’s 60th destination.

Kenya Airways already flies to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka and the city of Ndola.

The city of Livingstone joins the airline’s network of destinations as it works on growing the routes to over 115 by the year 2021, as underpinned in the airline’s 10 year growth strategy.

Kenya Airways’ Chief Operating Officer, Mbuvi Ngunze said that the new destination is expected to meet the surge in demand from trader traffic and visitors as Livingstone attracts numerous tourists from Asia, Far East, Europe and the rest of Africa.

“Our conviction that Africa is the new growth frontier is guided by the increasing demand for air travel on the continent. Our presence in the Southern Africa region has continued to grow steadily with Livingstone being the 3rd city in Zambia, KQ is slowly beginning to realize her dream of setting footprint in all African nations,” Ngunze said.

‘Both countries stand to gain immensely form this launch as Livingstone holds interests that Kenyan investors, especially in the tourism industry, would want to explore as well as providing direct access for Zambian investors to the vast industries in the Kenyan economy,” Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya, Mary Mildred Zambezi said.

Livingstone, which takes its name from the explorer, was established in 1904 when the Old Drift settlement on the banks of the Zambezi was closed down and has 368 cultural heritage sites including archaeological sites, historical buildings, engineering structures and traditional sites, ten of which are national monuments.

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