Kenya Airways begins direct flight to Abuja June 6




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NAIROBI – Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that direct flights between Nairobi and would begin on June 6.
The airline’s in , Diran Oloyede, made this known reporters in Nairobi on .
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 .
“The direct flights be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.’’
According Diran, the introduction the direct flights better connectivity, economic cooperation and within Africa.
“Abuja is the 63rd destination KQ in the world and from here, we hope we be in 115 cities’’, he said.
Abuja-based tour operator Alhaji Saleh Rabo and 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 Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) Abuja zone, said.
“In both ways, and Kenya are trying to promote own destinations, particularly for us in . We know there are a lot things we can offer to the outside world,
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 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, 40 are in Africa.  (NAN)