New flight schedule improves connectivity

Guests to benefit from increased frequencies across KQ network

BeachAs part of its transformation programme Kenya Airways has announced several flight scheduling changes, which came into effect on 1 April. The changes are expected to boost connectivity for passengers by 20 per cent.

The move coincides with Kenya Airport Authority’s planned runway upgrade programme, which is due to take place over the next 12 months. This will see the runway close between midnight and 6am during this time, while the work is completed.

As a result KQ now operates a schedule that ensures a more efficient use of its aircraft and crew and improved flight connections for guests. There is also an increase in flight frequencies, in particular to cities in Africa.

East Africa: in a push to grow the leisure market and local tourism, flights to Malindi have gone up from seven to 14 per week (double daily) and Mombasa frequencies have risen to 63 per week (up from 56). Flights to Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar in Tanzania have also doubled to two flights per day.

Southern Africa: KQ has introduced daily night flights to Lusaka in Zambia and Lilongwe in Malawi in addition to the existing day flights. Frequencies to Maputo and Nampula in Mozambique have increased by one flight a week to five and four times a week respectively.

Central Africa: The Dreamliner will now serve Kinshasa in the DRC to accommodate more passengers and cargo. Flights to Yaoundé and Douala in Cameroon have increased from five times a week to daily.

West Africa: As part of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement with the governments of Ghana and Liberia, Kenya Airways will operate a flight between Accra and Monrovia. (These agreements allow airlines to operate between cities without returning to the hub.) The route will operate while the airline awaits clearance from the Kenyan Ministry of Health to resume flights between Nairobi and Monrovia, which were suspended last year following the Ebola outbreak.

Middle East, Asia and Far East: KQ now flies to Dubai in the UAE 11 times a week, up from the previous seven. As of 30 March the airline flies three times a week to Hanoi in Vietnam, linked to Guangzhou in China. Flights to Mumbai in India have doubled to twice daily, with the day flight being on the Dreamliner.

Europe: Flights to Paris in France have risen from five times a week to daily, in line with the frequencies to London in the UK and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. All three destinations are now served by the latest aircraft in the fleet.

For more information and to view the new flight schedule please visit www.kenya-airways.com