Kenya Airways launches direct cargo flight from Mombasa to the UAE

“We’re launching a direct [cargo] flight from Mombasa to Sharjah Airport in the UAE. We want to be a bridge between our Coastal region with the UAE and other areas. We want to grow business.” – Dick Murianki, Director KQ Cargo #MombasaMeansBusiness #FosteringTrade

Kenya Airways will initially run one weekly cargo flight from Mombasa ferrying mostly tropical fish and other cargo to Sharjah International Airport in the UAE and will gradually increase frequencies and destinations as demand grows.

Kenya Airways Cargo will work closely with fish and sea food farmers to maximize on the same-day perishables supply chain to cater for the consumers in the Middle East region.

The launch of the inaugural Kenya Airways cargo flight from the Moi International Airport in Mombasa to The UAE is timely and will provide a much needed boost to our economy said Mombasa Governor Joho.

It greatly complimentsefforts in the establishment of an integrated Fresh Produce Freight Terminal as part of the Value Addition Centers Program within the 2020/21 financial year.

This partnership with the Fresh Produce
Consortium, Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Airways is our commitment to delivering on our belief that Mombasa truly means business.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho would like to congratulate the management and staff of Kenya Airways for this enterprising feat which is also a vote of confidence for the capacity of Mombasa as the gateway city for East and Central Africa to the world.

Kenya Airways Cargo will also starting this month, will also be operating directly from our Johannesburg hub to Maputo, Harare, Lilongwe, Lusaka and Dar-es-salaam. We kicked off our first direct freighter flight from Joburg to Lusaka and Lilongwe ✈️?#IntraAfricaTrade

As a result, we will be able to provide short connecting times to and from these locations. Previously, all traffic departing from Johannesburg had to pass through our Nairobi hub. With this new development, cargo from South Africa will now fly directly to these markets #KQCargo

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