Kenya Airways, Africa’s leading airlines, have launched their new flight to Livingstone in Zambia. The maiden flight took place on Friday the 7th of June 2013 and was witnessed by the managing director and CEO of the airline Dr.Titus Naikuni along with the Zambian Minister of Transport, Communications, Works and Supply Hon. Christopher Yaluma.
The new flight is scheduled to operate thrice a week via Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe. It is pertinent to mention here that Kenya Airways is already landing at Zambia’s Capital Lusaka.
The addition of Livingstone as the 60th destination that Kenya Airways is flying to, 39 out of which are in Africa alone, the airlines is showing that they are well and truly on course to reach their target of 115 cities by 2021 as per the 10-year growth strategy, Project Mawingu.
Speaking on the occasion Dr.Naikuni said that as the leading airline in Africa, it remains their target to expand their horizon over the continent and ensure that they can contribute to a sustainable growth for the whole continent. He also mentioned that the addition of the new destination, their 60th in the world, is an attempt to increase their presence in the southern African region.
The new route will be predominantly targeted towards the travel segment, for tourists traveling to the majestic Victoria Falls. It also, at the same time, solidifies the position of Kenya Airways in Africa. Livingstone, also known as Maramba is the capital of the southern province of Zambia and is the stepping stone for tourists visiting the Victoria Falls being located just 10 kilometers from the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. This city has deep colonial roots, established in 1904 and named after the iconic British explorer David Livingstone. The city has more than 368 sites of interest including architecture, historical buildings, engineering sites, traditional sites, 10 of which are national monuments.
Livingstone is also a renowned adventure tourism destination, with an array of attractions and activities to do. Apart from the Victoria Falls visitors also come to see Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park as well as the mighty Zambezi River.