Air Kenya to stop all flights to Lamu, Malindi, Ukunda

Air Kenya to stop all flights to Lamu, Malindi, Ukunda

Air Kenya plans to suspend all its flights to the Coastal region from January 2019.

A statement from the local airline said that flights to Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda are well served so the company will focus on other routes.

“This gives the company the chance to serve you better regionally by redeploying capacity to where it’s needed more,” Air Kenya General Manager Capt. Dino Bisleti said in the statement.

Currently, other airlines serving the three routes include Fly540, Safarilink and Jambo Jet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways.

Air Kenya further revealed plans to launch flights for the Mara- Entebbe – Mara route via Kisumu.

This is subject to approval from regulatory authorities and will see the airline partner with AeroLink Uganda, its Ugandan subsidiary.

“Effective 1st June 2019…Air Kenya will operate an onward connection to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National Park,” the statement said.

The company also noted that Regional Air Services, Tanzania will start operating a Dash 8 aircraft from Serengeti to Zanzibar at the end of this year.