Kenya Airways announces new winter schedule

Kenya Airways has announced its 2016 winter schedule that will see changes to the route network as well as frequencies to suit customer needs in various KQ destinations during the season.

The airline will increase its flight frequency to the recently launched Cape Town route, that goes via Livingston, from the current three to four per week and eventually to six times per week around Christmas to meet demand.

InlinewithitsWinninginAfricastrategytheairlinewillalsoincrease its frequencies in East Africa with a new midday flight to Kigali and Bujumburamakingit25flightsperweek.Inaddition,KenyaAirways will add night flights to Comoros and Madagascar in a bid to offer reliable connectivity to these Indian Ocean destinations. This brings the frequencies to 7 and 10 times during peak for Comoros and 14 flights per week for Madagascar. Entebbe and Dar es Salaam both remaintobeservedwith5dailyflightseach,providingthebesttravel optionsintheregion.

As part of its network restructuring flights to Abuja, in Nigeria, and Gaborone, Botswana, will be suspended as online destinations effective 15thof November. Gaborone will continue to be served multiple times a day together with partners via Johannesburg. Kenya AirwaysfliesthreetimesadaytotheSouthAfricacity.

The new schedule comes at the back of a newly launched intra-Africa campaign targeted at leisure travelers on the continent to enjoy various destinations served by Kenya Airways. Kenya Airways serves more than 40 cities in Africa and continues to invest in theregion.

Africa accounts for 60 percent of the airline’s turnover, for theyear ending March 2016, and the airline is looking to increase this in the current financialyear.

On the intercontinental network, Mumbai and Dubai will both go to full double daily flights, increasing the frequency to these destinations to 14 per week. The network in Europe and Asia will remain unchanged, with daily flights to most destinations. All destinations in Europe and Far East are served by the B787 Dreamliner.

The winter schedule comes into effect from October 30, 2016