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Kenya Airways flies to Kisangani

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7- National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has stepped up its route expansion plans with the launch of direct flights to Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Kisangani route brings KQ’s flight destinations to 47 as the carrier plans to venture to Jeddah and juba in the near future. KQ will operate three weekly flights every Monday, Thursday and Friday to the Bangoka International Airport.

Kenya Airways Chairman Evanson Mwaniki said the provincial capital of Tshopo Province will also serve to connect tourists visiting Kananga, Kinshasa and other parts of the populous African nation – endowed with resources of vast potential wealth.

“Travellers on this route are expected to benefit greatly from the superb connections to Europe and Asia,” he said and added that the route is also targeting to increase cargo flights from mineral rich central Africa.

“Investors dealing in minerals such as copper and industrial diamonds will find the route very convenient.”

Passengers are being offered $47 (Sh3,527) return fare on this route for tickets purchased by November 30, 2009 and valid for travel by December 31, this year. 

The special fare offer is only valid for the return travel from Nairobi to Kisangani.

KQ has embarked on an aggressive network expansion with recent route additions being Congo-Brazaville and Libreville; launched in March and June this year respectively. 

Other routes that the airline has launched include Gaborone, and Ndola, which were unveiled to connect London, Mumbai, Accra, Dubai, Nairobi, Hong Kong and New Delhi.  

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The airline operates three daily frequencies into Johannesburg, South Africa and double dailies to Lusaka, Zambia; 10 flights a week to Lilongwe, Malawi and Harare, Zimbabwe and three weekly flights to Maputo, Mozambique.

Kenya Airways has continued to invest heavily in expanding its network to cater for the growing customer needs.

“This route expansion plan has been accompanied by fleet modernization and a commitment to safety and growing aviation standards in the continent,” he said.

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