Kenya Airways inaugural flight lands in Jeddah
Jeddah, October 20, 2011
Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight to Saudi Arabia, from Nairobi, landed at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah yesterday (October 19), with a full complement of passengers.
Present at the airport were a number of dignitaries, including Mohamud Saleh, Ambassador of Kenya in Saudi, Abraham Joseph, area manager, Middle East and Pakistan, Kenya Airways, executives from the airport authorities and Kenya Airways management team.
The aircraft was greeted upon its arrival by the Jeddah airport authorities, who were later introduced to the captain and co-pilot, a statement from the airline said.
Commenting on the inaugural flight, Joseph said: “Saudi Arabia is a very important market for Kenya Airways and an important addition to the airline’s growing Middle East network. We are delighted to welcome Jeddah as the 56th destination in our global network, and we look forward to extending our hospitality to guests on this new service. The initial response to the launch has been extremely encouraging and we look forward to rapidly establishing our presence in the Saudi Arabian market.”
In addition to Jeddah, Kenya Airways also operates 10 weekly flights to Dubai and 3 to Muscat, with convenient onward connections to several cities in the African continent, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service