Leading African carrier Kenya Airways is set to launch new flights to Livingstone, Zambia it’s second to the Southern African nation. With this launch the airline will be flying to 60 destinations.
The new flight starts operations on June 2, 2013 and will operate three times a week via Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe. The new flight to Livingstone will increase the airline’s network of destinations as it works on flying to 115 destinations by the year 2021, as said in the airline’s 10 year growth strategy. Kenya Airways already has flights to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.
Adding the new destination is part of the airline’s efforts to boost its footprint in the Southern African region, said Dr Titus Naikuni, the Group Managing Director and CEO.
The new route is aimed on targeting tourist visiting beautiful Victoria Falls whilst also boosting Kenya Airways’ presence in Africa. Livingstone City, locally referred as ‘Maramba’, is the current capital of the Southern Province of Zambia and also the tourism centre that serves the tourists heading for Victoria Falls. Introduction of new flights to Livingstone will boost the tourist arrivals to Victoria Falls.