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June 21, 2018

New airline to ply Kwale-Kisumu route

Kwale county governor Salim Mvurya enjoys a drink with Silverstone Managing Director Mohamed Sumoh and Kenya Airport Authority regional manager during the official launch of the Silverstone maiden flight to Kwale destination on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
Kwale county governor Salim Mvurya enjoys a drink with Silverstone Managing Director Mohamed Sumoh and Kenya Airport Authority regional manager during the official launch of the Silverstone maiden flight to Kwale destination on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

A new carrier has launched flights on the Kisumu and Kwale route, stepping up competition for established operators, who ply the same route.

Silverstone Air, which will fly twice daily and is operated from Wilson Airport by a modern fleet, has a capacity of 50 passengers.

 Managing director Mohamed Sumoh (pictured) said the airline will boost business activities by opening up markets for investors.

It will also boost tourism.

“Our target market are the tourists and businesspeople who want to fly from Kwale to Kisumu for the day and still have ample time to catch the return flight home,” he said in a speech read on Tuesday by his representative David Odhiambo.

Sumoh said a one-way ticket from the two destinations will cost a minimum of Sh4,500, inclusive of taxes. Silverstone is looking to expand.

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