EXPANSION

KQ begins Juba - Khartoum flights

The move comes as the region continues to enhance economic cooperation to drive sustainable growth across a range of sectors

In Summary
  • The Embraer 190 will have seven weekly flights from Juba and three to Khartoum.
  • The airline goes to 41 destinations, 34 of which are in Africa.
Kenya Airways planes at JKIA.
Kenya Airways planes at JKIA.
Image: Douglas Okiddy

National Carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) has today commenced 10 weekly flights between South Sudan and Sudan as part of its intra African expansion plan. 

The Embraer 190 will have seven weekly flights from Juba and three to Khartoum.

Commenting on the route launch, KQ CEO Allan Kilavuka said the airline is steadfast on creating free flows of trade and tourism across Africa and in other key markets because it believes that a wide network and reliable services will aid in opening up opportunities across the region.

''The move comes as the region continues to enhance economic cooperation to drive sustainable growth across a range of sectors, in addition to boosting business between African nations,'' Kilavuka said.

He added that Kenya Airways continues to build its network, which currently stands at over 41 destinations, 34 of which are in Africa.

''With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Kenya Airways offers unrivaled connectivity to travelers within the region,'' Kilavuka said.

Acting chief commercial officer Julius Thairu at Kenya Airways said the new service between Juba and Khartoum is timely and gives the airline an opportunity to serve a range of travellers and grow its customer base in both Sudan and South Sudan.

“Growing our presence in Africa affirms our industry lead with products and services that address the dynamic needs of our customers,'' Thairu said.