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Kenya Airways begins direct flight to Abuja June 6


NAIROBI – Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that direct flights between Nairobi and Abuja would begin on June 6.
The airline’s Sales Manager in Nigeria, Diran Oloyede, made this known to reporters in Nairobi on Thursday.
He said KQ would fly four times a week between its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
“The direct flights to Abuja will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.’’
According to Diran, the introduction of the direct flights will boost better connectivity, economic cooperation and trade within Africa.
“Abuja is the 63rd destination of KQ in the world and from here, we hope we will be in 115 cities’’, he said.
Abuja-based tour operator Alhaji Saleh Rabo and Managing Director All States Travel and Tours Limited, described the planned flights as positive development for the industry.
“It portends more ticket sales and revenues for us as tour operators’’, Rabo, who is the President, National Association Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) Abuja zone, said.
“In both ways, Nigeria and Kenya are trying to promote their own destinations, particularly for us in Nigeria. We know there are a lot of things we can offer to the outside world,
“Nigerians travel out a lot and we also want people to visit Nigeria and as tour operators, our duty is to promote both in-bound and outbound tourism.
“With the launch of the direct flights, Abuja has become the second Nigerian city that KQ flies into and currently, the airline has a daily service of 10 flights of which seven are direct to Lagos.
Out of the 63 destinations that Kenya Airways currently flies to, over 40 are in Africa.  (NAN)

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