Kenya Airways has launched direct flights to Mauritius in a bid to expand its footprint across Africa.
According to a statement from the carrier, the newly launched service will operate four times a week.
“Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Monday and Thursday flights will depart Nairobi at 11:45am while on Wednesday and Saturday flights will depart Nairobi at 9:50pm.” Reads the statement.
Kenya Airways already has an existing code share agreement on Air Mauritius three weekly flights to Nairobi
Following the announcement, this new service will complement the existing operations and allow both airlines to offer passengers daily service between Nairobi-Mauritius with a major beneficiary being the newly launched flights to New York.
“We are very excited by this new opening that will allow daily connections between two of the most attractive countries in the Region. said Kenya Airways
Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz.
The direct flight will enable reliable and convenient connectivity and in doing so make Mauritius more accessible to our guests in their bid for economic exchange and particularly tourism.” He added.
According to the national carrier, the route will be operated by an Embraer E190, with a configuration of 12 business class seats and 84 economy class seats. Direct operations will commence in June 2018.