748 Air Services to launch Nairobi-Kisumu direct flights


748 Air Services to launch Nairobi-Kisumu direct flights
File image of a 748 Air Services plane. PHOTO| COURTESY

Aviation company, 748 Air Services will on Thursday, May 20, 2021 launch direct flights to Kisumu in a move expected to step up competition for other airlines on the same route.

According  to 748 Air Service Managing Director Moses Mwangi, introduction of Nairobi-Kisumu route is part of 748 Air Services network expansion plans to allow it play a significant role in supporting growth of domestic tourism market and boosting the economy already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This week we are launching our second domestic route within a year since we ventured into the Mara. Kisumu is a very important in our expansion plans and 748 Air will provide customers with great value option when we officially open the route,” said Mr. Mwangi.

The airline will be plying daily flights on the new route from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Kisumu International Airport.

Passengers will pay appropriately Ksh.10,700 for a return ticket on the Nairobi-Kisumu route.

748 Air Services Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Jibril said the new route will play an important role in facilitating more business and tourism opportunities as well as strengthen the lake region as the top business hub.

Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture, Amb. Dr. Amina Mohamed and Kisumu County Governor, Prof. Anyang’Nyongó will officiate the event.

The launch comes two weeks after the airline resumed daily flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Maasai Mara. This comes after the cessation of movement was lifted by government on May 1, 2021.

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