Kenya Airways to fly to Abuja from June 3

Kenya Airways is set to introduce direct flights between Nairobi and Abuja in Nigeria, as it expands its footprint across the continent.

From June 3, 2014 Kenya Airways will begin flying four times a week between its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Abuja becomes the second Nigerian city that Kenya Airways flies into and currently, the airline has a daily service of ten flights of which seven are direct to Lagos.

The direct flights to Abuja will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays of every week. On each of these days, Kenya Airways’ flight KQ536 will depart from JKIA at 0750 hours to arrive in Abuja at 1035 hours local time. The return flight KQ 537 will depart Abuja at 1135 hours, to land in Nairobi at 1820 hours local time.

The introduction of the flights to Abuja follows a review of the Bilateral Service Agreements by the Kenyan and Nigerian governments in 2013.