Kenya Airways to start flying to Luanda, Angola in August

20 July 2010

Nairobi, Kenya, 20 July – Kenya Airways is due in August to start direct flights to Luanda, according to the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, citing the airline’s chairman, Titus Naikuni.

Following authorisation granted by the Angolan government to Kenya’s flagship airline, Naikuni said that Angola was a key destination for his company and the addition of another important destination was important for the company’s growing African network.

Naikuni also said that Kenya Airways would begin scheduled flights to Luanda twice a week as of 17 August, with flights carried out on a “code share” basis with Angolan airline Taag.

“Angola is our fiftieth destination and the 41st destination in Africa,” said the chairman of Kenya Airways quoted today by Angolahub news agency.

Meanwhile, Kenya Airlines took delivery of two Embraer 170LR aircraft to increase its fleet serving the growing regional network and in November is due to receive another aircraft from the same manufacturer, of the 190 model.

Since it was set up in 1977, Kenya Airlines has grown to serve 3 million passengers per year and fly to 49 destination which, outside Africa, include cities such as Amsterdam, Paris and London, Mumbai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Bangkok. (macauhub)