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Kenya Airways begins direct flights to Dubai from Mombasa Dec 15th

Kenya’s national airline, Kenya Airways has concluded plans to start non-stop flights from the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa to Dubai on December 15th, 2022.

The carrier said it would operate a Boeing 737-800, four times a week, adding that the introduction of this route was in response to demand from the market and is expected to boost the Kenyan coastal region tourism industry through direct access to and from the Middle East.

The Dubai-Mombasa route, the airline further said would give tourists from the Middle East, Russia, Northern Europe, and Australia direct access to the wonders of coast region tourism and hospitality industry.

The Mombasa-Dubai route is expected to attract travellers to the Middle East for a holiday or religious trips. The region’s traders of electronics, clothes, and other consumer goods will also benefit from the belly cargo capacity that will be available on the flight.

Kenya Airways

Additionally, the flights offer increased capacity for direct exports of seafood and fresh produce directly to the Middle East.

Kenya Airways Chief Commercial and Customer Officer Julius Thairu said, “The introduction of this route is key and strategic as it will open up the Kenya coastal region, boost the tourism and hospitality industry as well as stimulate trade to the coastal city. This launch is part of Kenya Airways network expansion strategy and commitment towards supporting the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry in Kenya.”

According to him, the flight will originate from Nairobi and make a stop in Mombasa to pick up passengers.

The table below shows the flight details:

Mombasa to Dubai
DayFlight NoDepartArrive
Mon, Tue, Thur, SatKQ 30623:10p.m05:45a.m
Dubai to Mombasa
DayFlight NoDepartArrive
Tue, Wed, Fri, SunKQ 30706:55a.m11:20a.m

With this flight, he explained that Kenya Airways will increase its frequencies to Dubai to 14 times per week. KQ currently operates ten weekly flights to Dubai from Nairobi using a mix of B737-800 and the Dreamliner B787-800.

Flights are open for booking via KQ’s website,, travel agents, and Online Travel Agents (OTAs).

About Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 42 destinations worldwide, 35 of which are in Africa. Prior to the COVID pandemic, the airline carried a record number of over five million passengers in 2019.

Its fleet comprises wide-body Boeing aircraft, this includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner and narrow-body Embraer E190 aircraft.

Kenya Airways CEO, Allan Kilavuka

The onboard service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10.

Kenya Airways takes pride in being at the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

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