Kenya Airways Strengthens its Africa Network with Direct Juba-Khartoum Flights

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
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Kenya Airways (KQ) said on Friday that it has commenced new flights between Juba and Khartoum strengthening its Africa network.

The airline, which commenced flight service between Juba and Khartoum three times a week from Nairobi from December 12.

“The new service between Juba and Khartoum is timely and gives us an opportunity to serve a range of travellers and grow our customer base in both Sudan and South Sudan,”  said Julius Thairu, KQ acting chief commercial officer.

Flights via Juba, on Wednesdays and Sundays, depart Nairobi at 7.40 am to arrive in the South Sudanese capital at 9.25 am, and leave at 10.05 am to get to Khartoum at 11.25 am. The return trip starts at 12.05 pm in Khartoum for Nairobi, arriving at JKIA at 16.10 pm.

The Friday flight via Khartoum leaves Nairobi at 7.40 am to arrive in the Sudan capital at 10.35 am. The flight departs to Juba at 11.15 am, arriving at 13.20 pm. It returns to Nairobi at 2 pm to arrive at 3.45 pm.

Kenya Airways currently flies to 46 destinations worldwide, 34 of which are in Africa. In addition, it is modernizing its fleet with its 32 aircraft.

“Kenya Airways is steadfast on creating free flows of trade and tourism across Africa and in other key markets because we believe our wide network and reliable services will aid in opening up opportunities across the region,” KQ chief executive Allan Kilavuka said in a statement on Friday.

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David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

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