Kenya Airways is truly the pride of Africa.
Even as many have thought that the airline would eventually collapse, they seem to be soaring even higher as time goes by. Kenya Airways announced that they will have four weekly flights to Mauritius as part of its broad strategy to expand its footprint across Africa. This route will perfectly complement the existing operations by Air Mauritius and allow both airlines to offer passengers a unique daily product between Nairobi and Mauritius.
This will be exciting for frequent passengers and for both airlines as their businesses will be growing and the two countries may form other business relations. The Nairobi – Mauritius route will have a great impact on Kenya Airways upcoming direct non-stop flights to New York by reinforcing its attractiveness to the American Premium Leisure travellers.
Commenting on the launch, Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz said:
We are very excited by this new opening that will allow daily connections between two of the most attractive countries in the Region. Furthermore, this new flight will have a great impact on our New York flight as it will improve our attractiveness on the Premium Leisure segment.
The existing code-share agreement with Air Mauritius’ three weekly flights will also be applicable on Kenya Airways’ flights. The national carrier will operate from June 2018 with four flights a week.
Kenya Airways will operate flights between Nairobi and Mauritius on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Monday and Thursday flights will depart Nairobi at 11:45am while on Wednesday andSaturday flights will depart Nairobi at 9:50pm.