Kenya Airways finally begins daily flights to Somalia


Kenya Airways (KQ) has finally launched flights to Somalia after a delay caused by the choice of aircraft they wanted to deploy on the route. KQ had previously planned to use Jambojet with its Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft on the route.

The flights will be operated by Aircraft Leasing Services (ALS) on behalf of Kenya Airways under a wet lease or ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) arrangement. This arrangement covers the hire of an aircraft including the provision of a flight crew, maintenance & insurance. Kenya Airways has previously worked with ALS in a similar arrangement flying from Nairobi to Lokichogio.

ALS will use an Embraer 145 aircraft with a capacity of 50 (all economy). From Nairobi, the flight will depart from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Terminal 2E at 13:00 arriving in Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu at 14:45 every day. From Mogadishu, the flight will depart at 15:50 landing at JKIA at 17:35.

Kenya Airways is currently flying to 53 destinations worldwide, 43 of which are in Africa.

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