Travellers to Malindi have a reason to smile after National carrier Kenya Airways announced the resumption of flights to the idyllic Coastal town with four weekly flights starting from mid next month. The flight, to be operated by Jambojet using a Bombardier Q400 will increase the frequency by four. This is in addition to the nine weekly flights to this destination.
The airline’s re-entry to this route is a great boost to the town, well-known for its strong Italian connections when the airline launches the Rome-Geneva flights soon. This is expected to create seamless connections and boost relationship between Italy and Malindi. The two areas already share historic economic and social ties and will provide greater connectivity to other destinations within the KQ 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. Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ms. Ursula Silling said: “As part of our growth strategy, we seek to link key markets within the KQ network to allow passengers seamless connectivity from all points.” She added that 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 supporting the tourism industry at the Kenyan coast that has seen resurgence in the recent days. The Bombardier Q400 is designed to accommodate 78 passengers. The aircraft also accommodates two pilots and two flight attendants.