With the growing number of Nigerians traveling to Kenya to savor the rich tourism offering of the country, Kenya Airways has said the airline will be increasing its flight frequency to meet the demand by air travellers to the east Africa nation.
The airline which currently operates seven  flights out of Lagos to its hub in Nairobi, said it will soon increase its frequency to eight  flights and subsequently increase it to 10 by April.
Speaking during a Roadshow organized by Kenya Tourism Board, KTB, for travel agents and tour operators in Nigeria to intimate them of the country’s tourism offerings held in Lagos, Kenya Airways, Sales Manager, Nigeria, Mr. Rotimi Martins, said the airline will soon commence its Abuja operation by the end of the year adding that it is responding to the increase in passenger traffic to the country.
He said: “Frequency increment has been a thing we are looking at even before the KTB event. Presently we are doing 7 flights out of Lagos, which is every day. But come April we are going to add one to it, to make it eight. Also by the summer of this year, we are going to do 10 flights out of Lagos to Nairobi.
So come April, based on this event that you are seeing, we are doing a seven days flight out of Lagos. But we are going to increase it to eight come April. Which means on day seven of every week we will do morning and night. But come June, we are going to do ten out of Lagos. That is at the inception of the summer period. Then towards the end of the year, a little bit after summer, we are going to start Abuja. So, we will be flying out of Abuja and out of Lagos. So most likely we will be doing 15 to about 18 flights out of Nigeria. That is what we are going to do.”
According to him, passenger traffic from Nigeria and Ghana have contributed significantly to the increasing numbers that the airlines is witnessing adding that the roadshow to boost leisure and tourism for Kenya.
“And the reason for this event is that Kenya Tourism Board trying to sell to the West African destination. And prominently Nigeria and Ghana, has that traction to give them the population they are looking at to enter Nairobi. All is to boost leisure and tourism for Kenya. And if Kenya tourism board is having an event of this nature, Kenya Airways must surely collaborate with them to make it a success. That is why we are here as a partner in business and as a sister company to KTB.”