National carrier, Kenya Airways has announced an additional daily direct service from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Burundi starting 8 May 2019.
The new flight to be operated by Jambojet on a Bombardier Q400 will be a direct flight and is set to reduce waiting times and offer better connections to Kenya Airways growing European and new America service.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director & CEO Sebastian Mikosz said, “This increase to our local and regional Network is part of our strategic intent to expand our footprint across Africa.”
The new daily afternoon service will operate between Nairobi and Bujumbura in addition to the current daily tagged morning flight that operates between Nairobi and Bujumbura on the Embraer 190.
The additional direct flight to Bujumbura will increase travel and trade amongst East African Community (EAC) countries as the common market protocol is already in place. The protocol has paved way for free movement of labour, goods and services within the region.