Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) will begin direct flights to Dubai from Mombasa in December.
The flights from Moi International Airport will officially begin on December 15, 2022.
The a Boeing737-800 will be scheduled four times a week, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The airline says it will cost up to USD 541 (approximately Ksh55,000) for a return trip.
Through a statement, KQ said the flight will originate from Nairobi and make a stop in Mombasa to pick up passengers.
“With this flight, KQ will increase its frequencies to Dubai to 14 times per week.”
KQ currently operates ten weekly flights to Dubai from Nairobi.
Chief Commercial and Customer Officer Julius Thairu said the new route will give tourists from the Middle East, Russia, Northern Europe and Australia direct access to the wonders of Coast region tourism and hospitality industry.
“Mombasa- Dubai route is expected to attract travellers to the Middle East for holiday or religious trips. The region’s traders of electronics, clothes and other consumer goods will also benefit from the belly cargo capacity that will be available on the flight,” he said.
Thairu added that the flights offer increased capacity for direct exports of seafood and fresh produce directly to the Middle East.