Kenya’s flagship carrier, Kenya Airways, is gearing up to recommence direct flights to Mogadishu from its hub at JKIA starting February 14, 2024.
This resurgence comes after a temporary suspension in August 2020 as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The carefully planned phased flight resumption is scheduled to kick off with three weekly flights throughout the month of February 2024.
Julius Thairu, the Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways, expressed enthusiasm ahead of the resumption.
“We are thrilled about the potential of re-establishing the vital link between Mogadishu and Nairobi through KQ,” said Mr Thairu.
This move is well-aligned with the surging business activities and the escalating number of air travel engagements between Kenya and Somalia.
“Kenya Airways remains steadfast in delivering top-notch service to our valued customers, as we collaborate to bolster trade and investment, fostering sustained growth,” he added.
The revival of flights to Mogadishu stands as a key component of Kenya Airways’ broader network expansion strategy and commitment.
The airline aims to fortify connectivity across the African continent, thereby contributing significantly to long-term economic progress and regional development.
As Kenya Airways spreads its wings once again to Somali skies, it signals not just a return to routine air travel but also a major boost to fostering economic ties and facilitating seamless movement within the African airspace.