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Fly540 launches daily flight to Kakamega

Fly540 launches daily flight to Kakamega
The Kakamega business community, Provincial Administration, local leaders and MPs were all at hand together with Eldoret Kenya Airports Authority Manager Peter Wafula to welcome the inaugural Fly540 to Kakamega Airstrip on Friday 14th May.

During the colourful celebration the sounds of “Isikhuti “could be heard rending the air from miles around as the plane taxied, stopped and passengers and notable VIP’s disembarked. On board the inaugural flight were Hon. Sylvester Bifwoli Wakoli, Hon. Alfred Khangati, Hon. Atanas Manayala Keya, Hon. Mugali Kizito, Hon. Charles Ligano and the Director of Operations Fly540 Mr Nixon Ooko .

“Ensuring the long-term success of Kakamega Airstrip has been one of the top priorities of my administration. Working with the Provincial Administration and the Domestic Air Service providers, we have opened up Kakamega to the world, bringing new jobs and new business developments to the region," said Mr. Stephen Gichuki Kenya Airports Authority Managing Director. “Today, I am thrilled to add to our list of successes the start of Fly540 flight service at Kakamega Airstrip. This is another significant step forward for our organization and the region.”

Fly540’s arrival into the Kakamega market will provide tremendous opportunities for travelers from the region. The new flight service will open up competition for two of Kakamega’s most important business destinations, Kisumu and Eldoret. Fly540 will help keep Kakamega Airstrip competitive by providing travelers with better choices at better prices. Increasing access and competition to these two major business centers will also help stimulate additional economic growth for the western region.

Flights can be booked at at a cost of ksh 9500 return. “We have been working closely with Fly540 to encourage this new service,” said Gichuki. “We call on the region’s business and leisure travelers to take advantage of this lower cost fare structure and help the airline to grow its network from Kakamega.”

A key element of Fly540’s strategy is to stimulate demand with low fares that entice price-conscious people who would normally travel by other means or not at all. In past the residents of Kakamega had to contend with flying to either Kisumu or Eldoret and then travelling to Kakamega by road

“It has been our goal to attract new Airlines and see the existing Airlines expand. This celebration today is the result of a great deal of hard work, careful planning, creative enterprise and an unwavering focus on this important vision,” said Gichuki. “The Airports Authority is elated that Fly540 Airways will be bringing its unique brand of air service to Kakamega Airstrip.”

Fly540 will offer one flight a day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kakamega departing at 7.00am.

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