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Kenya Airways Launches Nonstop Flight From Mombasa to Dubai

Kenya Airways will start a new non-stop service from the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa to Dubai, beginning on 15 December, 2022. The flight will originate from Nairobi and make a stop in Mombasa to pick up passengers.

The new service will operate four times a week using a Boeing 737-800NG. The introduction of this route is in response to demand from the market and is expected to boost the Kenyan coastal region tourism industry through direct access to and from the Middle East.

The Dubai - Mombasa route will give tourists from the Middle East, Russia, Northern Europe and Australia direct access to the wonders of coast region tourism and hospitality industry.

The Mombasa- Dubai route is expected to attract travellers to the Middle East for holiday or religious trips. The region's traders of electronics, clothes and other consumer goods will also benefit from the belly cargo capacity that will be available on the flight.

Additionally, the flights offer increased capacity for direct exports of seafood and fresh produce directly to the Middle East.

Kenya Airways Chief Commercial and Customer Officer Julius Thairu said, "The introduction of this route is key and strategic as it will open up the Kenya coastal region, boost the tourism and hospitality industry as well as stimulate trade to the coastal city. This launch is part of Kenya Airways network expansion strategy and commitment towards supporting the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry in Kenya."

With this flight, Kenya Airways will increase its frequencies to Dubai to 14 times per week. Kenya Airways currently operates 10 weekly flights from Nairobi to Dubai using a mix of Boeing 737-800NG and the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Flights are open for booking via Kenya Airways website,, travel agents and Online Travel Agents (OTAs).

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