Renowned aviation company, 748 Air Services on October 1, 2021 launched daily flights from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Malindi.
The move comes as an addition of more routes to Kenya’s coastal tourism circuit.
The launch of Malindi flights comes barely a month since the airline opened its Mombasa Offices to support recovery of hospitality sector that bore the biggest brunt of COVID-19 pandemic.
While speaking at the eventful ceremony, 748 Air Services Chairman, Ahmed Jibril, said that the new route will help more domestic travellers experience the best of Malindi at very competitive rates.
“From coral reefs that lie just 1,000 feet off its shore, lagoons, mangroves and the best hotels, you cannot fail to fall in love with this picturesque tourist destination at such competitive market rates,” said Mr. Jibril.
The maiden flight on the new route is set to depart JKIA in Nairobi at 12:00p.m. for Malindi, and in turn leave the coastal city for the capital at 02:00 p.m.
The airline’s management exuded confidence that passengers will enjoy their competitive return ticket cost that starts from as low as KEs 10,700, for the route using its fast and versatile Dash 8-Q400 fleet with a capacity of 78 passengers.
With the launch of the Malindi route, the airline has now scaled its domestic routes to five, having already commenced operations to Mombasa, Kisumu, Ukunda and Maasai Mara.
The airline started its aggressive expansion of its domestic scheduled flights in May, with two daily flights between Nairobi and Kisumu and later on started operations in Mombasa and Diani.
“We are so much excited with the start of Malindi route as we continue shaping local flight experience for our clients with zero flight cancellations and delays to allow you plan well ahead and have much more time to enjoy the splendour of Malindi,” said 748 Air Services Managing Director, Moses Mwangi.