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Silverstone sets July date for Nairobi, Mombasa flights

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A Silverstone Air plane at Kisumu International Airport. FILE PHOTO | nmg  

Local carrier Silverstone Air Services is set to start flights between Nairobi and Mombasa next month, targeting tourists on the coastal circuit.

The airline last October launched commercial flights from Nairobi to Kisumu and Ukunda having previously operated as a charter-only carrier.

Silverstone Air sales manager Patrick Oketch on Tuesday said the airline will be charging about Sh4,500 for a start for a one-way ticket between Nairobi-Mombasa.

“We are planning to introduce direct flights from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Mombasa by next month,” said Mr Oketch in an interview.

“The departure time from Wilson Airport to Mombasa will be 10am while departure time from Mombasa to Nairobi will be 11:30am. There will also be a second flight leaving Wilson Airport at 5:00pm to Mombasa from Nairobi daily,” he said.

Silverstone Air has been expanding barely six months since it established its operations in the Kenyan market.

The low-cost carrier’s passenger flights target tourists from the Western and Coastal regions, charging between Sh4,500-Sh10,000 for a one-way ticket between Kisumu and Mombasa.

In April, the local airline increased frequency on the Nairobi-Kisumu route to 17 trips per week, up from 14, while passengers travelling to Mombasa from Kisumu are now served by three weekly flights, an increase from two.

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