A Kenya Airways plane. Following codesharing deal, KQ will expand its offer to Italy and Europe by placing its ‘KQ’ flight code on Alitalia’s services from Rome to 16 Italian domestic destinations. Credit: File.

Kenya Airways has announced additional 26 frequencies weekly between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and destinations across Africa and Europe for the 2018 summer season, compared to the winter season schedule.

In the months of July and August, the airline will have two additional night flights to Amsterdam, per week and two other extra day flights to Paris, France.

To cater for increasing demand, the airline will further introduce 4 weekly flights to Mauritius effective June 7 and three non-stop weekly flights to Cape Town effective June 6, this is in addition to the existing sevenweekly flights connecting via Victoria Falls and Livingston.

“This schedule boost is in anticipation of significant increase in passenger numbers during summer and we are now gearing up to offer customers exceptional travel experience across the continent and beyond.  This is in line with KQ’s profitable growth strategy focused on Corporate and Premium Leisure travelers,” said Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Coste.

There will be three additional night flights to Accra, Ghana and Freetown, Sierra Leone effective August this year. Other destinations that will have additional frequencies include Kinshasa, Brazzaville, Capetown, Johannesburg, Maputo and Entebbe.

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Last year, Kenya received about 1.3 million international tourist arrivals which was a 17 percent increase compared to the previous year. All the destinations worldwide received a total of 1.1 billion international tourist arrivals.

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