Kenya Airways announced the resumption of flights to the idyllic coastal town of Malindi, with four weekly flights starting June 10, 2019.
The new flights will be operated by JamboJet using a Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
The airline’s re-entry to this route is a great boost to the town, well-known for its strong Italian connections, as the airline prepares to launch its Rome to Geneva flights on June 12, 2019. This is expected to create seamless connections and boost the flow of passengers between Italy and Malindi, two areas that already share historic economic and social ties and will provide greater connectivity to other destinations within Kenya Airways’ network.
Through the codeshare partnership with Alitalia, passengers from all over Italy will also be able to access the beautiful Kenya coastal town of Malindi through a one-stop service via Nairobi.
Ms. Ursula Silling, Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer, said:
“As part of our growth strategy, we seek to link key markets within our network to allow passengers seamless connectivity from all points.”
Ms. Silling said the strengthening of the Kenya Airways network continues to be a key focal point for Kenya Airways and by resuming the Malindi route, the airline will be support the tourism industry at the Kenyan coast that has seen a resurgence in the recent days.
The Bombardier Q400 is designed to accommodate 76 passengers.