Kenya Airways resumes Nairobi to Mogadishu flights

Kenya Airways resumes Nairobi to Mogadishu flights

Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen this afternoon flagged off the first direct Kenya Airways flight from JKIA to Mogadishu, marking the resumption of direct passenger and cargo flights on this route four years since their disruption in 2020 due to the outbreak.

Somalia, whose airspace recently regained Class A certification, becomes the 44th destination for Kenya Airways (KQ) (with 3 weekly flights) bringing with it immense benefits for the people of both countries through enhanced trade, improved connectivity and bolstered regional cohesion and integration.

Kipchumba said "It is worth noting that the extensive policy reforms implemented by the Government have seen a sporadic growth in traffic volumes at our airports, up from 10.236 million in 2022 to 11.147 million in 2023, with many airlines applying to fly directly to Kenya. 

This has, in effect, highlighted the urgent need for a new, ultramodern, and bigger terminal at JKIA, that will be constructed through a Public-Private Partnership model and at no cost to the taxpayer. Expression of interest for the construction of the new terminal will be out in the next one or two weeks."

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