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Kenya Airways to reconnect Nairobi and Mogadishu with weekly flights

By Winnie Onyando November 29th, 2023 1 min read

After a temporary suspension in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya Airways (KQ), the national carrier, is poised to re-establish direct flights to Mogadishu from Nairobi, beginning February 14, 2024. The phased flight resumption is set to commence with three weekly flights in the month of February 2024.

Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways, expressed anticipation about the renewed link between Mogadishu and Nairobi through KQ.

Thairu stated, “We are eager about the potential of re-establishing the link between Mogadishu and Nairobi through KQ. This move aligns with the increasing business and the growing number of air travel between Kenya and Somalia. Kenya Airways is committed to providing high-quality service for our customers, as we work together to foster trade and investment for sustained growth.”

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The decision to resume Mogadishu flights aligns with Kenya Airways’ network expansion strategy and commitment to enhancing connectivity across the African continent, contributing to long-term economic progress.

Embarking on a journey from Nairobi to Mogadishu offers travelers the convenience of two weekly flights, specifically on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The designated flight, KQ 362, departs Nairobi at 14:00, ensuring passengers reach Mogadishu by 15:45, marking a seamless and efficient travel experience.

For those venturing back from Mogadishu to Nairobi, KQ 363 operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well. The return flight takes off from Mogadishu at 16:35, bringing travelers back to Nairobi with an estimated arrival time of 18:20. This carefully crafted schedule caters to the needs of passengers, providing a reliable and punctual air travel option between the two cities.