Kenya Airways add new route – Livingstone

Leading African Airline Kenya Airways is set to launch new flights to Livingstone, Zambia it’s second to the Southern African nation, and the airline’s 60th destination.

The new flight begins on June 2, 2013 and will operate three times weekly via Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe. The city of Livingstone joins the airline’s network of destinations as it works on growing the routes to over 115 by the year 2021, as underpinned in the airline’s 10 year growth strategy. Kenya Airways already flies to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.

“As the leading airline in Africa, we are continually working on expanding our footprint in the continent in order to encourage sustainable development”, said Dr Titus Naikuni, the Group Managing Director and CEO. Dr Naikuni added that the new destination is part of the airline’s move to boost its footprint in the Southern African region.

The new route mainly targets tourist traffic to the scenic Victoria Falls whilst also strengthening Kenya Airways’ presence in Africa. Livingstone City, also known locally as ‘Maramba’, is the current capital of the Southern Province of Zambia and also the tourism centre for the Victoria Falls. It was the first capital city of Zambia, before Lusaka. Named after British explorer, David Livingstone, the historical colonial city was established in 1904 and has 368 cultural heritage sites including archaeological sites, historical buildings, engineering structures and traditional sites, 10 of which are national monuments.

Also known as an adventure capital, Livingstone offers a vast array of sights and experiences showcasing top visitor attractions. It is the tourism centre for Victoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Zambezi River. The town is situated just 10km from the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.

Kenya Airways will kick off its operations to Livingstone under flight code KQ 780 departing from Nairobi at 12:35, 15:35, and 17:40 respectively. The flights will be on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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