NAIROBI– Kenya Airways has introduced three weekly non-stop flights from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) here to Cape Town, South Africa.

Kenya Airways says the launch of the non-stop service to the second-most populous urban city in South Africa is in line with its broader strategy to assert its presence and expand connectivity across Africa and open up opportunities for tourism, trade and investment.

The non-stop flights to Cape Town will depart Nairobi every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 3:30 pm.

We are indeed very proud to increase our frequencies to South Africa to cater for the growing number of our customers who travel between Nairobi and Cape Town. In addition to enhancing Africa’s integration, this new route will be beneficial to the tourism industry as it establishes vital links with our global network, Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Coste said Wednesday.

With the new service, the national flag carrier is operating 10 weekly flights to Cape Town. Four flights via Livingstone, Zambia, depart Nairobi every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and three weekly flights via the resort town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, depart Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Kenya and South Africa are important trading partners. A number of South African firms have expanded into Kenya while thousands of Kenyans are frequent travellers to South Africa.