Kenya Airways will increase capacity on the Mombasa route to meet demand and cash in on the higher number of passengers travelling to the coastal city during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The airline will deploy the Boeing 787 on December 23rd and 24th. The B787-8 has a capacity of 234 seats compared to the 96 seats on the Embraer 190 that usually serves the route.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will also operate the route on January 2nd and 3rd, 2017.
“We have seen increased demand on the Mombasa route ahead of the festive season necessitating the need to increase capacity. Kenya Airways plays a major role in boosting the economy of Mombasa during the festive season when demand mainly driven by the domestic market increases,” said Kenya Airways Marketing Director, Chris Diaz.
Kenya Airways and Jambo Jet operate 10 daily flights on the Nairobi – Mombasa route. The airline currently has six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners in its fleet.