Kenya Airways (KQ) has started direct cargo flights from Mombasa to various destinations across the world. KQ Cargo will initially run one weekly flight from Mombasa to Sharjah International Airport in UAE and will gradually increase frequencies and destinations as demand grows.
The introduction of this direct cargo flight schedule follows up joint discussions between KQ, the Mombasa County Government and fresh produce stakeholders from the coastal region to enable them to transport cargo faster and more efficiently to customers outside of Kenya.
Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airways Allan Kilavuka assured the fresh produce community that KQ will continue to invest in growing its cargo business to address and meet the demand of its cargo customers.
KQ Cargo fleet has operated some 700 cargo-only flights in the past six months. These flights have naturally carried large amounts of all sorts of cargo. In total, KQ Cargo has been able to carry +10,000 tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables, demonstrating the importance of air travel in moving food worldwide.