As Kenya is plighting to recover from the reeling effects of Covid-19, Kenya’s tourism sector is now expecting a boost after Dutch national carrier KLM.
This after they announced plans to launch direct flights from the Netherlands to the Kenyan coast in October.
East Africa KLM General Manager Arthur Dieffenthaler said the flights to Mombasa will mainly target leisure travelers.
Mr. Arthur added that the rising number of tourists visiting Mombasa, signifies the growing interest in the unique experiences the coastal city has to offer.
Therefore, the airline will operate two flights a week between Amsterdam and Mombasa on Thursday and Sunday.
This with a high capacity Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner starting October 31.
The flights will also have a loop to Nairobi from Mombasa.
KLM will be joining a host of other airlines including Ethiopian and other European carriers.
Similarly the carriers fly directly to Mombasa.
The move brings the much-needed tourist numbers to Kenya’s coast after the sector was hard hit by the pandemic.