KQ announces more flights to London

Kenya Airways plane taking off./COURTESY

Kenya Airways will now be flying to London twice a day daily.

The National Carrier announced additional flights to the United Kingdom’s Capital starting from Friday 29th September 2023.

“The airline’s customers can now choose between a morning flight via KQ 100 and an evening flight via KQ 102 allowing more travel options, convenience, and flexibility,” read a statement from the airline.

KQ will deploy the B787 Boeing Dreamliner on the route bringing the total flights per week to 14 up from 10.

“The additional weekly flights will cater to the increased market demand for this route and growing customer demand,” read the statement.

Kenya Airways made an operating profit of sh.998 million in the first half of 2023.

The sh.998 million was a 120 percent improvement compared to the five billion shillings loss recorded during the same period in 2022.

During the release of the #KQHalfYear2023Results, KQ Group Chief Finance Officer Hellen Mathuka said the airline generated sh.75 billion in revenue, a 56 percent increase compared to the same period in 2022.

She attributed the increase to a significant growth in passenger revenue which grew by 80 percent.

“We uplifted a total of 2.3 million passengers during the period, a 43 percent increase compared to the prior year’s 1.6 million passengers,” said the CFO.

Group Managing Director and CEO Allan Kilavuka said will focus on network expansion and fleet optimization to increase passenger and cargo capacities.

“Our focus looking ahead is recapitalizing the business with the aim of placing Kenya Airways on a stronger footing and providing a stable base for long-term growth,” said Kilavuka.

“We see a promising trend in forward bookings for the second half of the year,” added the CEO.