Kenya Airways resumes nonstop flights to Mogadishu

Kenya Airways has reintroduced nonstop flights to Mogadishu, Somalia, signalling a landmark achievement in regional connectivity and development.

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The thrice-weekly flights will operate from Terminal 2 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Kenya Airways had initially launched flights to Mogadishu in December 2018 but had to suspend the route due to the pandemic. In August 2023, bilateral air services agreement between Kenya and Somalia were signed paving the way for direct flights. Highlighting the significance of this development, Kenya

Airway’s Group managing director and CEO, Allan Kilavuka said: “The introduction of 3X-weekly flights will undoubtedly enhance trade and economic opportunities between our connected regions, stimulate tourism, and strengthen cultural and social ties. Apart from passenger services, our recently acquired B737-800 Freighter has started ferrying cargo directly between Sharjah and Mogadishu with a weekly flight and plans to increase this to twice weekly by April 2024.”