- The connection is likely to support the Single African Air Transport Market and the African Continental Free Trade Area
- The airline will fly a B737-800 two times a week from Nairobi to Accra to Dakar and return to Nairobi via Accra.
National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has introduced a new route between Nairobi, Accra and Dakar effective December 11.
This makes it the only carrier to offer this connection and is expected to tap into the travel demand from corporate travellers, traders as well as leisure travellers between Ghana and Senegal.
The airline will fly a B737-800 two times a week from Nairobi to Dakar via Accra and return to Nairobi via Accra.
The route is expected to offer customers within the Kenya Airways network more flight options and choices within West Africa and in and out of East Africa as well as provide seamless connections through Nairobi to the Middle East, India, China, Europe and USA.
The route connection will increase Dakar flight options from the current two weekly flights to four times weekly and Accra from daily flights to nine times a week with a night flight out of Nairobi to Accra.
KQ chief commercial and customer officer Julius Thairu said the connection is likely to support the Single African Air Transport Market and the African Continental Free Trade Area which are key pillars for Africa’s growth.
"The new connection will offer our guests more travel and connectivity options within West Africa,'' Thairu said.
KQ has embarked on ambitious flight rationalisation and cost-cutting measures intended to bring back the airline to profitability by 2024.
The airline is a member of the Sky Team Alliance flying to 42 destinations worldwide.