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Kenya Airways Takes Flight to Maputo, Mozambique

Nairobi, 8th April 2024 – In response to growing demand for travel between East and Southern Africa, Kenya Airways (KQ) is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new route connecting Nairobi directly to the vibrant city of Maputo, Mozambique.  This exciting expansion takes flight from 14th June 2024, further solidifying KQ’s commitment to strengthening its network and offering seamless travel experiences across the continent.

“The demand for air travel is soaring, and we’re determined to meet it by expanding our reach and fostering connections between Africa’s rich cultures and thriving economies,” says Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways. “The addition of Maputo to our network strengthens ties between Kenya and Mozambique, opening doors for increased trade, tourism, and cultural exchange.”

Beyond its designation as a major trade hub for southern Africa, Maputo enchants visitors with its rich tapestry of history and culture. Portuguese colonial influences are evident in the city’s architecture, while vibrant markets and a flourishing art scene offer a glimpse into contemporary Mozambican life.  Whether you seek relaxation on pristine beaches or exploration of fascinating museums, Maputo promises an unforgettable experience.

Starting 14th June, KQ will operate three flights per week to Maputo, with Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays becoming the flexible gateways to exploring this dynamic city.  Beyond Maputo, this expansion complements KQ’s broader network strategy for FY2024, which also boasts increased frequencies to popular destinations like New York, Paris, Lagos, Accra, and Freetown.

The three weekly scheduled flights are as below:

Nairobi to Maputo
DayFlight No.DepartArrive
Wed, Fri, SunKQ7400950hrs (local time)1300hrs (local time)
  Maputo to Nairobi
DayFlight No.DepartArrive
Wed, Fri, SunKQ7411350hrs (local time)1845hrs (local time)

This new route to Maputo signifies a significant step forward for Kenya Airways. Further, this new route not only caters to travellers originating in Kenya but also serves as a convenient connecting point for passengers from other African cities via Nairobi.

With Kenya Airways’ unwavering dedication to “propelling Africa’s growth,” this new route strengthens connections across the continent, fostering economic opportunities and enriching travel experiences for all.

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