Domestic carrier East African Safari Air Express has launched direct flights to Lodwar from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, increasing competition on a route currently served by Skyward Express and Fly 540.
The airline says it will operate three weekly morning flights, targeting travellers on the Northern circuit. The flights will be leaving Wilson at 7 am to arrive in Lodwar at 8:15 am. The flight will then depart Lodwar at 8:30 am to arrive in Nairobi at 9:45 am.
Safari Air Express will charge an introductory fare of KSh6,950 one-way, which is cheaper compared to its competitors on the route.
“There has been increased loads of passengers flying to Lodwar which is the reason we are starting these flights. We will be flying on Monday, Wednesday and Sundays,” the firm’s marketing manager Beverley Hooper said.
The carrier will deploy a Dash8 Q400 on the route.The aircraft types can carry up to 50 passengers on a single trip