Shipping & Logistics

Fly540 to launch weekly Lokichar flight next year

Travellers disembark from a Fly540 airplane at Malindi International Airport. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Travellers disembark from a Fly540 airplane at Malindi International Airport. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Airline operator Fly540 will start flying the Lokichar route next year as it seeks to grow revenue from the oil exploration activity in the region.

The company says the weekly flight to Kapese airstrip is meant to reopen up Turkana by offering air transport between Lokichar and Nairobi.

The company’s corporate and industry affairs director, Nixon Ooko, says they will offer transport to firms involved in the oil business.

“We want to open up Turkana to the rest of the world and want to do this by introducing flights to Kapese airstrip in Turkana,” said Mr Ooko. It will deploy a 37-seater on the route.