04-04-2017 by redazione
Paradoxical situation for tourism in and around Malindi.
At Easter they all want to take a week of vacation on the sea in the resort areas that have begun to "pull", but there are not enough flights from Nairobi.
This is already happening since yesterday, when many from the capital have tried to book hotel facilities or private homes but had to withdraw because it is not a plane ticket for the days leading up to the Easter weekend.
Airlines flying to Malindi fact have not changed their plans ahead of the holidays and always fly with their 37-seat Bombardier (Fly 540, Sax and Air Kenya) and one to 54 seats (Jambojet).
Obviously there would be a chance to fly to Mombasa, but no one then would face the journey, traffic, loss of time and expense of a double transfer from the port city to the seaside resorts in more than one hundred kilometers to the north.
So many are folding directly on the resort near Mombasa or Diani, where still some space is available, precisely because there is less demand than Malindi and Watamu.
A really absurd situation which you can not remedy, even for chronic inability of entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry to the County of Kilifi (not only Italian) to get together and rent small charter.
In the coming weeks the market has announced the entry of a new airline, Skywards. But still there are no certainties on trafficking Nairobi-Malindi.
As for the Passover of the Italians, of course charters for those days off. Meridiana has already closed prematurely and Neos until April 26 preferred Zanzibar to Mombasa.
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