KLM to Start Flights to Mombasa, Kenya from Amsterdam

It will operate two flights a week, on Thursday and Sunday, flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner between Amsterdam and Mombasa, starting October 31, with a loop to Nairobi from Mombasa.

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the launch of direct flight services from Amsterdam to Mombasa, Kenya’s coastal city, starting October 31.

The route will be served twice a week, on Thursday and Sunday, with a Boeing 787-9.  

KLM General Manager for East Africa Arthur Dieffenthaler said the flights to Mombasa will target leisure travellers to the coastal city by offering a direct flying experience.

“The rising number of tourists visiting Mombasa, not just from Europe but also the rest of the world, signifies the growing interest in the unique experiences the coastal city has to offer,” Dieffenthaler said, noting the Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for direct flights.

Kenya Airways and Air France KLM Group agreed to mutually terminate their Africa-Europe joint venture partnership from 1st September 2021. 

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