Kenya Airways has added a new destination to its network and will now fly to Cape Town, South Africa.
There will be three weekly flights between Nairobi and Cape Town beginning July 2016. It will be Kenya Airways second city in South Africa after Johannesburg and will be linked to Livingstone in Zambia, the gateway to
Kenya Airways flight will depart Nairobi at 7.20am, arriving in Livingstone at 9.30am, departing Livingstone 10.20am to arrive Cape Town at 1.25pm. Return flight will take off from Cape Town International Airport at 2.15pm, arrive Livingstone at 5.10pm and depart Livingstone at 6pm and touchdown Nairobi 10pm
The service will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The route will be operated by Embraer E190 with a configuration of 12 business class seats and 84 economy class seats.
Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said:
“We are excited to add a new destination to our network. We continue to connect Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Cape Town via Livingstone will offer our guests two holiday destination on one route.”
Kenya Airways in March announced several flight scheduling changes that are expected to boost connectivity for passengers in Africa by at least 20 %.
Kenya Airways will now operate more hours of the day following the opening of the runway last month, thereby ensuring efficient use of its aircraft and crew. Through this, there is room for an increase in flight frequencies to some cities in its network, especially in Africa. More flights during the day make for more options to connect between destinations.
The rationale behind this to augment operations as the company seeks to return to profitability in the next two years.
“In the last two years we have improved fleet utilization by 30% by re-looking at our schedule and enhancing it to suit our customer needs,” said Mbuvi.