748 Air launches direct flights to Kisumu from JKIA
Aviation Company 748 Air Services has launched direct flights to Kisumu in a move expected to step up on the route.
This is the second domestic route the company has launched in a year after the successful roll-out of Maasai Mara flights.
According to 748 Air Service Managing Director Moses Mwangi, the introduction of Nairobi-Kisumu route is part of 748 Air Services network expansion plans to allow it play a significant role in supporting the growth of domestic tourism market and boosting the economy that has been hit 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 very important in our expansion plans and 748 Air will provide customers with great value option when we officially open the route,” said Mr. Mwangi.
The airline will be plying daily flights on the new route from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Kisumu International Airport.
According to a statement from the company, passengers will pay appropriately Ksh.10, 700 for a return ticket on the Nairobi-Kisumu route.
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 as strengthen the lake region as the top business hub.
Kisumu International Airport continues to attract local and international airlines due to its strategic location which connects a number of counties in the lake region.
To improve customer experience, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is set to upgrade the facility to reposition it as a regional aviation hub.
According to the Company website, 748 Air Services (K) Ltd is an Air Charter Company that holds an Air Operator Certificate and an embedded Aircraft Maintenance Organization; both authorized by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
“Since its inception, 748 Air Services (K) Ltd has grown into one of the most reliable air charter companies in the region, catering to the humanitarian sector, natural resource sector and government institutions,” reads statement on the website.
The launch comes two weeks after the airline resumed daily flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Maasai Mara, this is after the cessation of movement was lifted by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021.