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Kenya Airways postpones direct flights to Mogadishu

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Kenya Airways has postponed the launch of its direct flight from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Somali capital Mogadishu until December 5.

The national carrier was to launch its direct flight to Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu on 15 November in a move that was expected to boost trade with the Horn of Africa nation.

However in a statement, Kenya Airways CEO, Sebastian Mikosz, said the airline would not fly to Somalia until “operational requirements beyond our control” are sorted out.

“Kenya Airways wishes to inform our customers and the public that the launch of the Nairobi- Mogadishu route that was scheduled to commence on November 15 has been postponed to December 5.

“This delay is due to additional airline and operational requirements beyond our control. We are engaging the relevant authorities on the necessary approvals and we expect to finalise this process as soon as possible and officially start operations for this eagerly awaited route,” said Mr Mikosz.

The daily nonstop flight was to leave JKIA at 07:40 am to arrive in Mogadishu at 9:55 am local time.

It was then expected to depart Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu at 10:45am to arrive back in Nairobi at 1:00pm.

Kenya Airways subsidiary, Jambojet was set to fly the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 on this route.

Jeanette Briedenhann
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