Planned chartered flights to boost Kenya's tourism

Tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala. PHOTO | FILE
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala. PHOTO | FILE 

President Uhuru Kenyatta's waiver of landing fees for chartered tourist planes received a major boost yesterday when a European charter company promised to ferry tourists into the country starting July.

TUI Poland Charter, whose aircrafts have a 180 passenger capacity, said that it will begin flying directly to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport in July this year on a weekly basis.

The deal follows consultations between Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala and representatives of the multinational travel and leisure giant.

More flights by TUI UK and TUI Europe will start in November and December as the companies continue marketing their east African tourism packages.