Report from Nairobi Kenya reveals that the Kenya Airways has just officially opened a new route to Kilimanjaro region in Northern Tanzania and will cover the Eldoret region as well in Kenya’s Rift Valley come July 2rd. It will be flying to Kilimanjaro International Airport and then fly two times in a day to Eldoret starting on July 4 and this route is intended to help stregenthen the performance of the airline in the region.
Kenya Airways will have to use the narrow body Embraer E170 aircraft on the Eldoret route with KQ660 and KQ661 setting off from Nairobi at 7:40 hrs and then leave Eldoret at 09:10hrs and then later in the evening hours, KQ664 will be leaving Nairobi at 17:15hrs and then KQ665 leaves Eldoret at 19:00hrs. There will be E170 flying to Kilimanjaro at for starters, there will be six flights every week until September 30 when they will start having daily flights in October 1.The KQ420 flight to Kilimanjaro will be leaving Nairobi at 10:00hrs while KQ 421 will be leaving Kilimanjaro International Airport at 11:40hrs.
According to Titus Naikuni the Kenya Airways Group Managing Director, the northern Tanzania region has got a lot of extraordinary tourism attractions like the famous Serengeti National Park. And so now that there are plans of exploiting Tanzania’s used resources, Kilimanjaro seems to be one good place to have a direct flight if all attractions there are to be put to good use and help in the development of the tourism industry. Aside from Serengeti, there are other attractions like Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge which will be very much accessible since the airport is Kilimanjaro and Arusha in Northern Tanzania and may be a perfect gate way to Africa’s Rich Wildlife Heritage
It is important to note that Arusha has got number big international bodies and therefore this may be the best opportunity to get involved in conference and business tourism. Arusha is also the base of the East African Community. Dr Naikuni said that they decided to fly to Eldoret because of the increase in the number of travelers that will benefit from the existence of that flight especially since it is a busy town considering where it is situated to the country food basket. The opening of this route follows the opening of the Kilimanjaro and an Eldoret route comes after the opening of the route to New Delhi India on May 15.
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