Kenya Airways will be flying four times weekly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport giving customers more options to travel to the Indian Ocean Island.
The non-stop flight will depart from Nairobi every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday opening gateway opportunities for both Kenyans and Mauritians to enjoy the best of what both countries have to offer.
“This is part of our strategic intent to expand our footprint across Africa. The investment and trade opportunities presented by this direct flight will certainly add value to both countries. We expect to grow tourism for both countries as we strive to offer our passengers affordable and improved connections from both the Nairobi and Mauritius hubs,” said Jan De Vegt, Chief Operating Officer, Kenya Airways.
“The Nairobi – Mauritius route will also have great impact on our upcoming non-stop flights to New York by reinforcing its attractiveness to the American Premium Leisure travellers,” he added.
The launch of direct flights to the Island nation marks the airline’s 53rd destination overall.
Kenya Airways already has an existing code-share agreement with Air Mauritius. Under this arrangement, there are three weekly flights, which will also be applicable on Kenya Airways’ flights. This brings to seven the number of daily flights to Mauritius.
Located in the middle of the turquoise Indian Ocean and surrounded by perfect white sandy beaches, Mauritius is one of the world’s most renowned paradises. The tropical island off the coast of Africa has a plethora of resorts and offers a wide range of fantastic experiences from hiking through the jungle to swimming in beautiful and hard-to-find waterfalls, making it a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world.