I-Fly Air airline has launched daily direct flights to Wajir, even as the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) says it is fast-tracking the expansion of Wajir International Airport, seeking to separate military from civilian operations.
Speaking during the launch of I-Fly Air’s maiden flight to Wajir, KAA MD Alex Gitari said they have invested over KSh800 million in renovating the runways at the airport, with their focus now shifting to the terminals.
Gitari argues that with the increased traffic brought by I-Fly Air, there is need to expand the airport and its amenities
I-Fly Air says their expansion to Wajir seeks to facilitate seamless travel for business people traveling to and from Wajir as there was no daily return flight before. The airline will also offer cargo services to its customers, albeit is small numbers.
The airline is further looking to expand its routes in the coming months to Mombasa, Ukunda, and Malindi as they increase their fleet.