KQ to start direct flights to Abuja


According to News24, Kenya Airways will soon begin direct flights to Abuja, Nigeria, in a bid to further tourism and trade.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the recent review of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries was an important milestone that will allow Kenya Airways to fly directly to Abuja.

Speaking during a meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan at State House, Abuja, Kenyatta said that the Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation on tourism under consideration by the two countries will also offer other avenues for exchanges in this sector.

“We want to see Nigerians stopping in Kenya for business and tourism, not just transiting through Nairobi,” he said.

He encouraged Nigerian entrepreneurs to take advantage of the attractive investment opportunities available in Kenya to conduct business, and called for closer interaction between business communities from both countries, through the respective chambers of commerce and relevant trade and investment institutions, to facilitate and expedite trade and investments.