June 13, 2024
Brussels Airlines Resumed Direct Flights To Nairobi After A nine-Year Halt

Brussels Airlines Resumed Direct Flights To Nairobi After A nine-Year Halt

Brussels Airlines has resumed direct flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) following a nine-year hiatus.

According to State Department for Transport PS Mohamed Daghar, Kenya’s visa-free entry regime and Nairobi’s strategic location as a regional connecting hub have boosted the six weekly flights.

According to the Kenyan Tourism Board, the new route will increase tourism business and benefit Kenya’s economy.

“Connectivity is our key enabler in tourism arrivals into Kenya and we believe that Brussels Airlines will be a major boost towards this front,” said the Kenyan Tourism Board CEO June Chepkemei.

On Monday, a direct flight from Brussels to Nairobi departed Zaventem Airport. The airline targets both leisure and business travelers.

Tourists are increasingly visiting Kenya, and because Nairobi is home to Africa’s UN headquarters, diplomatic and business travel is important.

“With the exception of Washington and New York, all our long-haul destinations are in Africa,” said Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO of Brussels Airlines.

Federal Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib emphasized the significance of the new direct flight.

“It is a win-win situation for both countries,” Lahbib said. “This flight is a bridge between our two cultures and economies.”

Nairobi is Brussels Airlines’ 18th destination in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for approximately 20% of all passengers carried by Brussels Airlines and 40% of total revenue.

Brussels Airlines Resumed Direct Flights To Nairobi After A nine-Year Halt

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