National carrier, Kenya Airways, on Monday 12 November 2018, announced it will commence daily flights to Somali’s capital, Mogadishu, beginning on Thursday.
The airline, which begun its non-stop daily flights to New York two weeks ago, said that it launched the Somalia route, following demands for travel, mainly by traders to the country through Nairobi.
Kenya Airways CEO, Sebastian Mikosz, said that the daily flight is aimed at meeting the growing travel demand by Somali travellers, government and non-government officials and a growing number of entrepreneurs from Kenya and around the region.
“We want to extend our network reach and make it convenient for our guests who work and invest in Somalia. The addition of this route to our network demonstrates our commitment to improving connectivity on the African continent, while creating new opportunities for corporates, investors, traders and tourists,” he said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
The daily flight is expected to depart from Nairobi’s JKIA at 7:40am and land at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport at 9:45am and back to Nairobi at 1pm with Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 making its first trip on this route.