National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that it will begin flights to Rome and Geneva beginning June this year. This is part of the airline’s plan to expand its flight network and revenue base.

On the new routes, KQ will use the 787 Dreamliner aircraft and will fly there four times a week. Competitors on the route include Geneva based Swissair and Rome based Alitalia.

Tickets on the two routes will be available for sale from Tuesday January 22, 2019 with an introductory price on offer until February 15 of USD 699 from Nairobi to either city.

With the addition of the two new routes, Kenya Airways now flies to 55 destinations worldwide, five in Europe and 43 in Africa. KQ recently launched flights to Somalia and New York.

Kenya Airways is the national airline of Kenya and it was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways. It flies to different destinations worldwide from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.