Kenya Airways restarts direct flights after four-year hiatus

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Kenya Airways restarts direct flights after four-year hiatus
Kenya Airways restarts direct flights after four-year hiatus

Africa-Press – Kenya. Kenya Airways is resuming direct flights between Nairobi and the Mozambican capital Maputo on Wednesday, four years after suspension, in order to “boost” socio-economic development, Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM) announced on Tuesday.

“This resumption marks a significant strategic step in ADM, E.P.’s ongoing efforts to strengthen air connectivity and boost the country’s socio-economic development,” according to a statement from the company to which Lusa had access.

The flights between the two capitals will run three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, according to the Kenyan company, one of the largest on the African continent, with a hub in Nairobi.

“This flight will facilitate greater movement of people and goods, creating new opportunities for trade, investment and cooperation between Mozambique and Kenya, as well as other parts of East Africa,” said ADM.

According to the statement issued by the Mozambican state-owned company, this direct connection by Kenya Airways “will allow for a more efficient flow” of goods between Nairobi and Maputo, “reducing logistical costs” and transport time.

“Mozambican companies will have faster access to international markets, strengthening supply chains and increasing competitiveness,” reads the document.

The state company that manages Mozambican airports adds that this connection will also promote Mozambique’s tourism potential: “The direct flight will facilitate the arrival of tourists from Kenya and other destinations connected by Nairobi, promoting Mozambique as an attractive tourist destination.”

In August 2020, Kenya Airways announced the suspension of flights to Maputo, as part of a restructuring of routes in the post-Covid-19 pandemic period, which also included the interruption of connections to Luanda, the capital of Angola.

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