Kenya Airways introduces flights to Cape town

Kenya Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze./FILE
Kenya Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze./FILE

Kenya Airways will fly three times weekly from Nairobi

to Cape Town, South Africa, beginning


Chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze said in a statement on Tuesday that the airline will fly to SA on Wednesdays, Fridays and


“We are excited to add a new destination to our network. We continue to connect Africa to the world and the world to Africa,



He noted that will offer guests two holiday destinations on one route.

Cape Town will be KQ's second city in South Africa after Johannesburg and will be linked to Livingstone, Zambia, the gateway to Victoria Falls.

Flights will leave Nairobi at 7.20am, arrive in Livingstone at 9.30am for a 50-minutes stopover and arrive at Cape Town International Airport at 1.25 pm.

The return flight will depart at 2.25 pm, have a 50-minute stopover in Livingstone and arrive in Nairobi at 10pm.


said the flights will be by the Embraer E190 which has

12 business class seats and 84 economy class seats.

KQ announced in March that several flight scheduling changes were expected to boost connectivity for passengers in Africa, through its hub in Nairobi, by at least 20 per cent.

The opening of the runway at the JKIA will see the airline operate on more hours of the day, ensuring efficient use of its aircraft and crew.