Nairobi — Hoteliers have welcomed the announcement by Indian price range airline IndiGo for an entry into Kenya.
IndiGo is about to begin direct flights to Nairobi from Mumbai from August 5 in what the tourism business gamers say will increase enterprise.
The brand new route, which is the service’s twenty seventh worldwide vacation spot, is an enormous plus to for enterprise and leisure vacationers.
“This new route for IndiGo Airways comes as a welcome change after constant lobbying for the Open Skies Coverage for Kenya. While we nonetheless push for all worldwide airways to be allowed to fly into Nairobi and Mombasa, that is actually a step in the suitable course the place each IndiGo Airways and Magical Kenya can profit from the synergies and the networks that every possesses,” stated Bobby Kamani, Managing Director for Diani Reef Seashore Resort & Spa.
This partnership will permit prospects of the airline entry to a brand new vacation spot in a wholly new area inside a single itinerary apart from offering prospects with elevated journey choices in addition to seamless baggage check-in to their ultimate vacation spot.
“The fixed lobbying for the Open Skies by key tourism stakeholders is at the least gaining some traction. New airways flying into Kenya are key in aviation as they reap the benefits of scale and efficiencies to offer prospects with extra seamless and extra cost-friendly journey choices,” Bobby stated.
From the Kenyan capital metropolis, safaris can go to the Maasai Mara as effectively a number of different nationwide parks and wildlife reserves, opening quite a few choices for vacationers.
“With India rising as Kenya’s third-largest buying and selling companion and witnessing elevated investments, this new air route will additional improve our financial ties too,” Vinay Malhotra, Head of International Gross sales at IndiGo stated.
“Kenya is our first vacation spot nation in Sub-Saharan Africa and encompasses Savannah, Lakelands, in addition to mountain highlands,” he stated.John Chirchir, A.g. CEO Kenya Tourism Board, stated ‘MagicalKenya’ is delighted with IndiGo’s launch of direct flights from Mumbai to Nairobi, beginning in August 2023.
“This represents a big milestone in our efforts to extend the variety of guests from India, which is the main market in Asia,” he stated.
Chirchir stated the tourism board has fashioned a collaborative effort geared toward enhancing Kenya’s standing as the last word journey vacation spot for Indian vacationers looking for various experiences akin to wildlife safaris, seashore getaways, culinary delights, thrilling adventures, productive enterprise conferences, and memorable events like weddings and honeymoons.
“By our joint advertising and gross sales campaigns, we attempt to solidify Kenya’s enchantment and entice extra Indian vacationers to discover its wonders,” he stated.
With this new route, IndiGo Airways prospects will now be capable to fly to twenty-eight locations on the Kenya Airways community utilizing Nairobi because the gateway to locations.
IndiGo airways passengers touring by way of Mumbai on IndiGo can entry 27 worldwide locations and numerous home Indian locations.