Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kenya Airways to Start Direct Flights to Abuja

Good news for businessmen and other people that shuttle between the Nigerian and Kenyan capitals...

Source: Business Daily Africa

Kenya Airways to commence direct flights to Abuja

Kenya Airways will soon commence direct flights to Abuja in Nigeria to encourage frequent exchanges in the tourism and trade sectors, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

President said the recent review of Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries was an important milestone that allowed Kenya Airways to fly direct to Abuja.

Speaking during a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at State House Abuja, the Head of State pointed out that tourism was an untapped potential area in the bilateral relations between the two countries.
He said that the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism under consideration by the two countries will also offer other avenues for exchanges in this important sector.

“Nigeria has a large middle class population, which would enjoy the numerous tourist attractions in Kenya. We want to see Nigerians stopping in Kenya for business and tourism not just transiting through Nairobi,” President Kenyatta said.

In this regard, the Head of State encouraged Nigerian entrepreneurs to take advantage of the attractive investment opportunities available in Kenya to conduct businesses.
He further called for closer interaction between business communities from both countries through the respective chambers of commerce and relevant trade and investment institutions to facilitate and expedite trade and investments.

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