The national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), will help passengers travelling to Angola acquire visas to the country.The issue has been a growing headache for customers wishing to travel to the country, because Angola does not have an embassy in Nairobi. This has meant that customers must travel to Tanzania, which is accredited to serve Kenya.The airline made the announcement as it launched non-stop flights to Luanda, Angola. The airline is banking on increased traffic flow in that route to help it break even within four to five months.
The airline’s CEO, Titus Naikuni, said the airliner would also commence flights to at least three other destinations before the end of this year, and is mulling over decision to increase its fleet.
“This is an important route because it will enable several people to fly directly to Angola. Previously, passengers had to fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Johannesburg to catch connecting flights thus wasting several hours,” said Naikuni