Kenya Airways has launched a new direct service between Nairobi and Luanda, Angola's capital. The route, which will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, is to be handled in collaboration with Angolan Airlines (TAAG). The flight becomes Kenyan Airways 50th international destination and 41st in Africa.
The airline is targeting the increasing cross-continent demand for travel to Angola, whose economy is being driven by the oil industry and tourism. Luanda, Angola's largest city and principal port, is currently undergoing major development. The cost of the inaugural flight on 17 August was $50 but the normal price is over $1,000 return.
Until now flights between the two capitals connected via Johannesburg.