Aviation firm, 748 Air Services will on Thursday 20th May, start direct flights to Kisumu. The introduction of Nairobi-Kisumu route is part of the airline’s network expansion plans to allow it to play a significant role in supporting growth of domestic tourism market and boosting the economy already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement comes barely a week after the airline resumed flights from Wilson Airport to Maasai Mara following the lifting of the ban on movement in and out of Nairobi by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“This week we are launching our second domestic route within a year since we ventured into the Mara. Kisumu is a very important in our expansion plans and 748 Air will provide customers with great value option when we officially open the route,” said 748 Air Service Managing Director, Moses Mwangi.
748 Air Services Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Jibril said the new route will play an important role in facilitating more business and tourism opportunities as well strengthen the lake region as the top business hub.
The airline will be plying daily flights on the new route from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Kisumu International Airport.
Passengers using the route will have to part with an average fare of Sh10,700 on a return ticket
Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture, Amb. Dr. Amina Mohamed and Kisumu County Governor, Prof. Anyang’Nyongó will officiate the event.