Nairobi News


Fly 748 increases frequency of flights to the coast as festive season nears

Charter airline 748 Air Services has announced changes in its flight schedules as part of plans to strengthen its presence in key domestic routes as the peak season approaches.

From December 1, 2021, the airline will increase its flight frequency to the coastal tourism circuit and adjust departure and arrival times to Mombasa and Ukunda.

“With the curfew being lifted and more people getting vaccinated, we have seen an increase of people travelling for leisure to the coast. As a result, we have decided to increase flights to these routes,” said 748 Air Services Managing Director, Moses Mwangi.

The carrier has introduced a third midday frequency to Mombasa, making it three daily flights to the destination.

Consequently, departure and arrival times for flights in this route have changed. The first flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will now depart from 9.00am and arrive at Moi International Airport by 10.00am.

The midday flight will depart from JKIA at 1.00pm and return from Moi International Airport at 3.00pm.

The evening flight to Mombasa will leave at 5.00pm and depart from Moi International Airport at 7.00p.m.

For the Ukunda route, a morning frequency has been introduced for travellers with the flight departing from JKIA at 8.30am.

“To meet demand during peak tourism season and ensure our customers continue to seamlessly get the best service with no delays, we have added 2 Dash 8-Q400s to our fleet,” said 748 Air Services Chairman, Ahmed Jibril.

The newly acquired 2 Bombardier Dash 8 – Q400 aircraft will cater to the anticipated surge in customer numbers on these routes over the coming festive season.

Daily flights to Kisumu have been reduced to one-afternoon frequency.