Kenya Airways in maiden flight to Accra

Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Kenya Airways Monday operated its maiden flight to the Kotoka International Airport in Accra as part of its route expansion programme.
Ghanaian Vice-President Aliu Mahama told the airline's delegation that travellers in Africa were having difficult flight connections because of lack of a good network.
"Some travellers to another African country have to go longer distances and sometimes to Europe before they can get connecting flights to their destinations," he said, adding: "It is important for us to have a better network in the region".
Mahama said the East African airline could assist Ghana Airways to build its capacity so that both could jointly work towards making travelling within Africa easier.
Kenya Airways would operate its Boeing 737 Aircraft twice weekly to Accra on Mondays and Saturdays, to rival Ethiopian Airline, currently dominating the route to East Africa.
Established in 1977, Kenya Airways entered into a strategic partnership in 1996 with Royal Dutch Airlines KLM, as part of its commercialisation programme.
Local and international partners hold 52 percent of its shares, while the Kenyan government maintains 23 percent.

17 september 2001 21:21:00

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