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Kenya Airways launches direct flights to Mauritius

Posted 14 June 2018 · Add Comment

Kenya Airways will be flying to Mauritius four times weekly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya, the Mauritian Tourism Minister Anil Gayan has announced.



Above: 
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.
Photo By EQRoy / Shutterstock


He said the inaugural flight landed on Thursday night at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Plaisance, southern Mauritius.

Mr Gayan (right) underlined that the non-stop flight will depart from Nairobi every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday thus opening gateway opportunities for both Mauritians and Kenyans to enjoy the best of what both countries have to offer which he referred to as blue safari and green safari, among others.

He emphasised that the investment and trade opportunities presented by this direct flight will greatly contribute to add value to both countries.

The Chief operating Officer of Kenya Airways Mr Jan De Vegt explained that the inaugural flight is in line with the strategic intent of Kenya Airways to expand its footprint across Africa.

He added that this venture is expected to help tourism grow for both countries as the airline strive to offer to its passengers affordable and improved connections from both the Nairobi and Mauritius hubs.



Above:
Mauritius Le Morne Brabant mountain and blue lagoon underwater waterfall.
Photo By Myroslava / Shutterstock


Under the current arrangement there will be seven direct flights to Mauritius as there is already a codeshare agreement with Air Mauritius which already makes provision for three weekly flights.

 

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