Come July 2016, Kenya Airways will usher in three weekly flights from Nairobi to Cape Town, South Africa. This will be the second city in South Africa after Johannesburg that can be flown directly from Kenya using Kenya Airways. The flight will connect to the new location via Livingstone, Zambia, the gateway to Victoria Falls.
According to the management of the airline, it will depart Nairobi at 7:20am and fly to Livingstone at 9:30am for a 50 minute stop before heading to Cape Town International Airport at 1:25pm.
The same will be the case during return as the flight will depart the South African city at 2:25pm, stopping over to Livingstone for 50-minute and then be in Nairobi at 10pm.
The service will run every three days in one week, including Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
KQ Group Managing Director Mbuvi Ngunze said
“We are excited to add a new destination to our network. We continue to connect Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Cape Town via Livingstone will offer our guests two holiday destination on one route.”
With this additional service, the national carrier is now the only carrier providing a direct service between Livingstone and Cape Town. The new service is to be run by Embraer E190, which features 12 business class seats and 84 economy class seats.
Regarded as multi award-winning African airline, the airline ranked as the fourth among the top ten ones in Africa by seat capacity, behind South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir.
The carrier has long impressed in so many good ways.
The leading sub-saharan operator and the flag carrier of Kenya notified the public last month about a good number of flight scheduling changes that are supposed to be of help to passengers in Africa, through its hub in Nairobi, by a minimum of 20-percent.
Also, through the opening of the runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at night, the carrier has assured that it will add more hours to the usual number of hours it has been operating in the past in order to ensure that the aircraft yields maximum result.