National carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it will resume flights to Malindi starting 10th June 2019.
The flight will be operated by Jambojet on behalf of Kenya Airways using a Bombardier Q400. Kenya Airways will operate four flights to Malindi in addition to the 9 weekly flights Jambojet operates on the route. The Bombardier Q400 is designed to accommodate 78 passengers. The aircraft also seats two pilots and two flight attendants.
The airline’s re-entry to this route is a great boost to the town, well-known for its strong Italian connections when the airline launches the Rome-Geneva flights on 12th June 2019. This is expected to create seamless connections and boost between Italy and Malindi, two areas that already share historic economic and social ties and will provide greater connectivity to other destinations within the KQ network.
Through the codeshare partnership with Alitalia, passengers from all over Italy will also be able to access the coastal town of Malindi through a one-stop service via Nairobi.
Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ms. Ursula Silling said, “As part of our growth strategy, we seek to link key markets within the KQ network to allow passengers seamless connectivity from all points.”
Ms. Silling said the strengthening of the Kenya Airways network continues to be a key focal point for Kenya Airways and by resuming the Malindi route, the airline will be supporting the tourism industry at the Kenyan coast that has seen a resurgence in the recent days.