KENYA AIRWAYS ADDS KISUMU FLIGHTS
Kenya Airways has confirmed that they will with immediate effect up their number of weekly flights between Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kisumu from presently 25 to 34. At the same time was seat capacity increased by operating the larger Embraer 190, from the E170 previously used, making Kisumu the second most important domestic destination after Mombasa.
Long the domain of lower cost operators like Jetlink, which halted operations last year due to a financial crisis brought about through South Sudan’s refusal to let the airline repatriate funds generated from ticket sales, Kenya Airways returned to the route when the airport’s runway was resurfaced and extended, allowing them safe operations into the airport of Kenya’s lake side city. Last year was the long awaited new terminal building opened by President Mwai Kibaki, bringing the previously rather provincial airport with few state of the art facilities into the 21st century.
‘Kenya Airways is a full service airline. You earn mileage on your frequent flyer account and they operate modern state of the art aircraft. That is the biggest advantage over the others on the route. After the added flights there is no more reason to claim lack of connections. You can expect more development and private sector investment in Kisumu and Western Kenya under the new government and Kenya Airways is signaling their commitment to connect Kenyans from coast to lake’ said a JKIA based aviation source when discussing the added capacity on the route. Happy Landings.