NAIROBI-- Kenya Airways, the national flag carrier, has announced an additional 26 frequencies weekly between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) here and destinations across Africa and Europe for the 2018 summer season.

In the months of July and August, the airline will have two additional flights to Amsterdam each week and two other extra flights to Paris.

in order to cater to growing demand, the airline will further introduce four weekly flights to Mauritius, effective June 7, 2018 and three non-stop weekly flights to Cape Town, effective June 6, in addition to the existing seven weekly flights to Cape Town connecting via Victoria Falls and Livingston on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border.

This schedule boost is in anticipation of a significant increase in passenger numbers during summer and we are now gearing up to offer customers an exceptional travel experience across the continent and beyond," said the airline's Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Coste.

"This is in line with KQ's profitable growth strategy focused on Corporate and Premium Leisure travellers.

There will also be three additional night flights to Accra and to Freetown in Sierra Leone effective August this year. Other destinations which will have additional frequencies include Kinshasa, Brazzaville, Johannesburg, Maputo and Entebbe.

Last year, Kenya received about 1.3 million international tourist arrivals which was a 17 per cent increase compared with 2016.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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