Kenya Airways will operate direct flights three times a week between its Nairobi hub and Blantyre, Malawi, starting in August.
The flights will leave Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 11h45 on an Embraer E190 jet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and land in Blantyre at 13h25. Returning flights will depart Blantyre at 14h15 and land in Nairobi at 18h00.
This service follows the recent granting of approvals by the Government of Malawi for the airline to begin operations into the city. Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Titus Naikuni, said that the flights are timed to connect to those departing for and arriving from key markets such as Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. Blantyre is KQ’s second Malawian destination; the airline also flies to Malawi’s capital Lilongwe.