Mauritius is perhaps Africa’s leading destination for tourists. It is home to large golf courses as well as peace-loving multiracial inhabitants, situated right in the middle of the greenish-blue Indian Ocean.
As its tourism industry continues to attract leisure travellers and investments from across the world, the Kenyan national carrier, Kenya Airways, has begun direct flights to the island nation, making it easier for tourists to access.
According to a Standard Digital report, Kenya Airways operations now include a four-times-a-week trip from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius.
Customers will now have more options to visit the island, travelling with the non-stop flight from Nairobi on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays which paves the way for Mauritians and Kenyans to relish in the endowment of both nations.
Jan De Vegt, the Chief Operating Officer of Kenya Airways, said the development is part of the national carrier’s strategic plan to extend its footprint across Africa. The new ease of access will boost tourism, and add significant value to both countries, through direct trade and investment.
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He further stated that this flight route to the island brings the total number of destination in its coverage to 53. This additional route will greatly influence the impending non-stop flights to New York, and further strengthen allurement to the American leisure travellers.
Besides this new route, there has been a codeshare with Air Mauritius, which allows the Mauritian carrier three weekly trips, bringing it to a combined total of seven flights weekly.
Mauritius is strategically located and has an overabundance of leisure resorts, and a myriad of exciting activities, ranging from swimming in the difficult-to-find, and fascinating cascades, to jungle hiking. This island nation is indeed a holiday destination, for leisure travellers across the world.