Mombasa Thursday 14th July 2016 – Moi International Airport, will be marking another milestone in the Aviation industry by hosting the launch of another maiden route, by Small Planet Charter Airline from Warsaw, Poland to Mombasa.
Small Planet Airline is scheduled to arrive in Mombasa from Warsaw, Poland today the 14th July, 2016 at 1715hrs. The flight an Airbus 321, arriving with 188 passengers on board will operate once every week every Thursday.
The Cabinet Secretary for Tourism; Hon. Najib Balala, was on ground to receive the Aircraft. The Cabinet Secretary on receiving the aircraft said,
“The opening up of this source market is good news for Mombasa. The resumption of flights by Small Planet charter airlines, is as a result of the Charter Incentive Programme. It is also as a result of negotiations between the Ministry of Tourism and Tui which started in January 2016 and was concluded in March. This is just the beginning of the Charter Incentive Programme”
The Cabinet Secretary was Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed and Ag. Chief Executive Officer for Kenya Tourism Board, Mrs. Jacinta Nzioka – Mbithi.
The Ag. Airport Manager, Engineer Danson Mwangi said
“We are very excited to receive this charter as it opens our borders to the rest of the world, and gives our clients more travel options. The new source market by Small Planet charter airline is welcome news for the coastal aviation landscape and we are anticipating the return of the Katowice route in October 2016.”
“This new source market will also have a profound impact on the existing bilateral ties, between the two countries and many more opportunities of economic, political, social dimensions will be generated through this air service.” He Added.
Small Planet charter has introduced the the second maiden route to be launched at Moi International Airport in less than one month. Last month Condor introduced direct flights from Munich Germany into Moi International Airport.