Kenya Airways has introduced a six-hour flight to Cape Town, South Africa it seeks to grow its African business.The Kenyan national carrier will route through Livingstone, Zambia and turn back at 2:25pm (1125 GMT) to arrive in Nairobi at 10pm (1900 GMT) with a 50-minute stopover in Livingstone.
The airline said the opening of the runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at night last month will see the airline operate more hours, thereby ensuring efficient use of its aircraft and crew.
“Through this, there is room for an increase in flight frequencies to some cities in its network, especially in Africa. More flights during the day make for more options to connect between destinations,” the airline said in a statement.
Cape Town will be Kenya Airways’ second city in South Africa after Johannesburg and will be linked to Livingstone, Zambia – the gateway to Victoria Falls.
It also becomes the only carrier offering a direct flight between Livingstone and Cape Town.