NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 23 – National Carrier Kenya Airways will from next month offer reduced fares to Mombasa, following a planned increase in its daily flights to the region with two dedicated larger Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
In a move geared towards revamping its Mombasa route, KQ will operate 10 daily flights to the coastal city at a reduced fare of Sh7,999 inclusive of all taxes.
KQ Chief Executive Officer Titus Naikuni said that there had been a sharp rise in passenger traffic on the Mombasa route and that the airline was keen on offering capacity to the increased traffic.
He added that the airline was progressing keenly with its fleet expansion plan, demonstrated recently by adding two additional Boeing 737-300 wide body aircraft.
He explained that it was a measure taken in line with the airline strategy to increase the level of efficiency on the domestic and regional services by offering passengers more choice of flying times through increased frequencies.
“The low fares we have introduced coupled with the over 50 flights a week to Mombasa is evidence of our commitment to maintaining our market share on the busy and lucrative Mombasa route,” Mr Naikuni said.
Kenya Airways has embarked on an aggressive network expansion program to cater for the growing passenger traffic and customer needs. The airline has plans to operate to Malindi in early December.
Kenya Airways serves over three million passengers a year and flies to 50 destinations worldwide, 41 of them in Africa.
“Our main goal is to interconnect Africa and link the entire continent to the rest of the world,” the CEO said.