, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 4 – Kenya Airways and the Seychelles Tourism Board have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see both entities pursue joint marketing initiatives.
The MoU also includes promoting Intra-Africa Tourism, joint participation in events as well as stakeholders education.
Seychelles Minister for Tourism Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau Lalanne says the agreement will also see Kenya Airways increase their frequency to Seychelles and increase cargo freight to 10,000 tonnes per week both sides.
“We are seeking to import different meat products, vegetables as well as flowers. Currently, we import these from New Zealand and Australia, but Kenya is only two and a half hours away, which means the products will be fresh. On our side, we export a lot of different types of fish, but we will do our research and see what more we can put on the table,” Lalanne says.
Kenya Airways has operated in Seychelles since 1972 and flies four times a week to the island off the coast of Indian Ocean.
“This partnership will also underscore the important role that Kenya Airways plays in the African economic development, specifically creating vital linkages between the continent and the international market, on which Tourism and other key sectors depend on and thrive,” said Kenya Airways Managing Director Mbuvi Ngunze.
He said the airline is committed to increasing its footprint in Africa.
KQ Intra-Africa traffic grew by 14 percent in the last half of 2016/2017.