Regional aviation company, 748 Air Services is set to launch a new route to Kisumu, starting May 20th 2021.
The introduction of Nairobi-Kisumu route is part of 748 Air Services network expansion plans to allow it play a significant role in supporting growth of domestic tourism market and boosting the economy already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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.
The airline is launching operations on the Kisumu-Nairobi route barely a few days after it resumed daily flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Maasai Mara. The airline said that a return ticket to the Maasai Mara is currently going at only $206 (Sh22,000).
The announcement come after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted a ban on movement in and out of the capital Nairobi and other four counties deemed COVID-19 hotspots amid declining infections.
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.
Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture, Amb. Dr. Amina Mohamed and Kisumu County Governor, Prof. Anyang’Nyongó will officiate the event.