Kenya Airways cuts air ticket by 30% to woo more customers

Kenya Airways cuts air ticket by 30% to woo more customers

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways has cut its air ticket by up to 30 percent in a bid to woo customers following the losses it made when the coronavirus pandemic hit Kenyan shores.

Except for the flights operating the Guangzhou, Juba, Dubai Freetown and Dar es Salam routes, the remaining of KQ’s destination networks will realise the discounted air ticket.

The offer is available for customers who pay before September 24, 2021 and will run up to March 31, 2022.

“This September book your ticket with us and get up to 30% OFF your flight in Business or Economy Class. Fly to select destinations across our network when you book from now to 24th September and travel till 31st May 2022, said KQ.

The offer comes at a time when the aviation industry is still on a slow path to recovery following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19.

Despite financial crisis, however, Kenya Airways has continued to diversify its services and operations in response to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector.

For example on September 13, KQ signed an aircraft lease agreement with Congo Airways.

This was part trade agreement that was signed between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi in April this year.

The agreement will see Kenya Airways lease two Embraer E190 jets to Congo Airways, boosting domestic operations and flight frequencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the airline begins direct cargo flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi.

In six months to June 30 this year, Kenya Airways posted a Ksh.11.5 billion loss compared to Ksh.14.4 billion loss that was recorded in the same period last year.

The airline attributed the improvement in its loss position to lower consumption of fuel due to fewer flights, reduction in fleet ownership costs following negotiations with aircraft owners who lease planes to KQ as well as a drop in operating cost over the six months.

It resumed domestic flights last July while international travel started on August 1, 2020.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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