With just a few days remaining to this year’s festive season, renowned airline 748 Air Services has increased its flight frequency to coastal towns of Mombasa and Ukunda.
In the changes announced on Wednesday November 17, 2021, the airline said this is part of its plans to strengthen its presence in key domestic routes as the peak season approaches.
Fly 748 will adjust departure and arrival times to Mombasa and Ukunda as from December 1, 2021.
According to the airline’s Managing Director Moses Mwangi, the number of people traveling for leisure to the Kenyan Coast has increased as a result of lifting of the curfew and more people getting vaccinated.
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 JKIA will now depart from 9.00 AM and arrive at Moi International Airport by 10.00 Am.
The midday flight will depart from JKIA at 1.00p.m and return from Moi International Airport at 3.00 p.m. The evening flight to Mombasa will leave at 5.00 p.m and depart from Moi International Airport at 7.00 p.m.
For Ukunda route, a morning frequency has been introduced for travellers with the flight departing from JKIA at 8.30 am.
748 Air Services Chairman Ahmed Jibril said that for the airline to meet demand during peak tourism season and ensure their customers continue to seamlessly get the best service with no delays, they have added 2 Dash 8-Q400s to our fleet.
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.