, MUSCAT, Oman, May 5 – Kenya Airways on Wednesday launched direct flights to Muscat with the introduction of three weekly flights every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Kenya Airways Commercial Director Mohan Chandra said the national carrier will offer its seamless connection to anticipated passengers travelling from Muscat to major destinations including, Nairobi, Dar-es Salaam, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Johannesburg, Bujumbura, Comoros, Lagos and Kigali.
The airline announced an introductory fare of $48 from Nairobi including a unique Buy 3, Get one free promotion to select destinations for its passengers in Oman. There are also a number of activities planned in Oman to promote its new flights to Nairobi.
Muscat is the 48th destination that Kenya Airways flies to.
“The new flights will enable residents of Oman to enjoy the magnificence of African Safaris by offering stopovers and safari packages in Nairobi for passengers going on their vacation to Europe,” said Mr Chandra.
He said this arrangement is now possible through KQ’s interline partners, KLM-AirFrance.
The Kenyan carrier is also setting up KQ Holidays, its specialised holiday’s department in Muscat to market Kenyan, Tanzanian and South African tourist destinations in the Oman capital.
KQ has launched seven new destinations in the recent past including Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangui in Central Africa, Gaborone in Botswana and Ndola – Zambia.
“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,” Mr Mohan said.
Kenya Airways operates the youngest fleet in sub-Saharan Africa.