flydubai Launches Direct Flights Dubai(UAE) To Mombasa(Kenya) 4 Times Per Week

Flydubai add another destination to it's wide range of routes with direct flights to Mombasa.

by Deeplata Garde
flydubai Launches Direct Flights Dubai(UAE) To Mombasa(Kenya) 4 Times Per Week

Flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, has achieved a significant milestone by initiating direct flights from Dubai to Moi International Airport (MIA) in Mombasa, Kenya. This marks Flydubai as the first UAE airline to offer direct flights to Kenya’s coastal city.

Seamless Connectivity For Travellers Wishing To Have Direct Flights To Kenya


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The service to Mombasa operates four times a week, departing from Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. This strategic schedule aims to cater to diverse travel preferences. Flydubai also embraces codeshare agreements on this route, providing passengers with an array of options for seamless connections through Dubai’s bustling international aviation hub, DXB.

Challenges For Kenya Airways


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While the open skies policy brings direct benefits, Kenya Airways faces challenges in the competitive landscape of its home market. The government’s one-sided air freedom deals have prompted the national carrier to compete with Ethiopian Airlines in Kenya without reciprocal rights for KQ in Ethiopian Airlines’ home market.

Tourism Beyond Wildlife And Beaches


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Alfred Mutua, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism, recognizes the potential of enhanced connectivity. He emphasizes the importance of exploring collaboration opportunities with Governors from coastal counties to diversify tourist offerings beyond the classic attractions of wildlife and beaches.

This significant development follows the implementation of an open skies policy by the Kenyan government in mid-2023. The policy not only facilitates Flydubai’s direct flights but also grants Ethiopian Airlines the opportunity to operate directly to the coastal city twice a week. The strategic decision is aligned with the government’s vision to enhance connectivity and boost economic growth.

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Flydubai’s Frequency And Operation Details

Flydubai commits to operating four weekly flights, creating a robust bridge between the United Arab Emirates and Mombasa. This enhanced connectivity holds the promise of fostering stronger economic and cultural ties between the two nations.

In conclusion, Flydubai’s foray into direct flights to Mombasa signifies a landmark achievement. Also, it breaks barriers and opens up new possibilities for both tourism and trade. As Kenya embraces the open skies policy, the aviation landscape evolves. Also, it presents challenges and opportunities that require careful navigation. The collaboration between the government, airlines, and tourism stakeholders becomes crucial in harnessing the full potential of these developments for the benefit of all involved parties.

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