Thursday, 8 February 2018

KENYA: Kenya Airways To Commence Flights To Mauritius

Kenya Airways will this June begin flying four times a week to Mauritius, giving customers wishing to travel the route more options.

The national carrier said that the new flights will also set it up to take advantage of traffic between the United States and Mauritius, a popular destination for Western tourists, once it launches direct flights to New York in October.

Nairobi-Mauritius route will have a great impact on Kenya Airways upcoming direct non-stop flights to New York by reinforcing its attractiveness to American premium leisure travellers, the airline said in a statement Tuesday.

Kenya Airways will fly on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to the Indian Ocean archipelago.

The carrier already has a pre-existing code sharing agreement with Air Mauritius, which flies between Port Louis and Nairobi on the other days of the week.

This will mean that passengers from Kenya will from June have the option of flying daily to Mauritius.

Kenya Airways and Air Mauritius have extended their codeshare agreement to offer their customers more connections at their hubs in Nairobi and Port Louis.

The two airlines already have a longstanding code-share agreement where Air Mauritius uses Nairobi as a hub to connect to destinations in eastern and central Africa.

Kenya Airways similarly uses Mauritius to connect to Air Mauritius networks.

The networks of both our airlines are complementary and we are confident that this agreement will allow us find the synergies for us to grow our respective networks. said KQ’s group chief executive Sebastian Mikosz.

The airline on Tuesday sent 115 of its engineers and technicians on compulsory leave, following a High Court order on Monday requiring their immediate reinstatement after nearly a month in the cold.

Tourism Observer

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