KQ pairs Juba-Khartoum services under new schedule
Flag carrier Kenya Airways (KQ), has starting today paired its services to Juba and Khartoum, in a move that will see both cities served three days a week.
In a statement released today, Kenya Airways says effective immediately, it will offer paired flights from Nairobi through Juba to Khartoum, “counter-rotating on an Embraer 190.”
Until now, Khartoum which was previously paired to Cairo was served by three flights a week while Juba had a daily service from Nairobi. Under the new configuration, both destinations will be served three times a week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Sunday and Wednesday service will originate from Nairobi, touching down in Juba and Khartoum, before embarking on a direct return leg to Nairobi. The order will be flipped on Fridays when the flight from Nairobi will first stop in Khartoum before departing to Juba onward to Nairobi.
“Kenya Airways is steadfast on creating free flows of trade and tourism across Africa and in other key markets because we believe our wide network and reliable services will aid in opening up opportunities across the region. The move comes as the region continues to enhance economic cooperation to drive sustainable growth across a range of sectors, in addition to boosting business between African nations,” said Kenya Airways chief executive Allan Kilavuka.
The Kenyan carrier currently operates to 41 destinations, 34 of them in Africa. Acting Chief Commercial Officer Julius Thairu, says “Growing our presence in Africa affirms our industry lead with products and services that address the dynamic needs of our customers. The new service between Juba and Khartoum is timely and gives us an opportunity to serve a range of travellers and grow our customer base in both Sudan and South Sudan.”