In a significant move to enhance bilateral ties and foster increased connectivity, Kenya Airways is set to launch daily flights to Nigeria, according to the announcement made by the acting Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Samuel Mogere. The initiative, aimed at opening up Kenya to the global community, was revealed during the Magical Kenya roadshow in Abuja, which is dedicated to promoting tourism between the two nations.
The current flight schedule includes four weekly flights between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The airline’s direct flights to Abuja operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The transition to daily flights signifies a commitment to facilitating stress-free and convenient travel between the two countries, promoting business engagements and tourism.
Highlighting the importance of this move, Mogere emphasized that establishing daily flights was a crucial step in realizing the broader goal of opening up Kenya to the globe. The increased frequency is expected to provide more options for travelers, fostering economic and cultural exchanges between Kenya and Nigeria.
Furthermore, the Kenyan government has introduced an online e-visa application process to simplify the visa application and approval procedure for individuals planning to travel to Kenya. This streamlined approach aligns with the commitment to ease entry requirements and promote tourism.
Mogere expressed the government’s dedication to the African Continental Free Trade Area, emphasizing that it would contribute to the necessary deep reforms for long-term growth in Kenya and across the African continent. He highlighted the efficiency of Kenya’s legal system and the country’s commitment to the agenda of “one Africa, one people,” fostering free entries to Kenya.
As Kenya Airways takes this stride towards expanded connectivity, it aligns with the vision of a more accessible and interconnected Africa. The move is expected to contribute significantly to economic growth, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges between Kenya and Nigeria.
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