25-10-2016 by redazione
Agreement reached between the airport authorities in Mombasa and Qatar Airways. Good news for those who plan to come to the coast of Kenya flying with airlines, booking places also confident months before and finding the right offer. The national airline of Qatar is ready to add to its African destinations Mombasa, as done recently for Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro and Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
It seems to have been decisive for the intercession of the Tourism Minister Najib Balala, who in recent months after the negotiations had to a halt because of the demands of the airport of Kenya, which were deemed too high by Qatar Airways.
Now, as confirmed by the same Balala, the company is ready to launch the Doha-Mombasa route as early as next January and define a plan of coincidences with Europe (and Italy, as already happens with Nairobi) to favor 'arrival of tourists on the Kenyan coast.
"The Government has already taken steps to grant the license to the airline landing - Balala announced - and we are also ready to talk with other flag carriers, without exceptions for anyone. Our intention is to increase the influx of tourists and business men from all over the world. "
According to the weekly Business Daily Africa, the arrival of Qatar will increase the competitiveness of the sector, pushing Kenya Airways which at this time does not pay in good water management and is proven to be a grueling strike by the staff, to deal with the evolving market. It 's absurd that a growing country like Kenya see its national carrier, a defined time "the pride of Africa", lose ground and credibility.
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Program that will probably last for three weeks.
It is not a good time for international low-cost airlines.
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