Barely a week after President William Ruto commissioned the Kakamega Airstrip, Skyward Express has commenced direct flights to the western county from Wilson Airport.
The first flight took off at 10:00 AM on December 14 and was flagged off by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
Speaking during the flagging off, the DP praised the move to start flights to the western, saying the western leaders and locals have been yearning for the service for a long time.
The DP was also not shy of commending the Kenya Kwanza government for engaging the leaders from the region to know what exactly they wanted.
“This new policy of continuous engagement is what is going to make things move in this country. The leaders of Western Kenya have been asking for this for many years but were not given an ear,” said the DP.
Gachagua added that the government is committed to enabling air transport across the country to make it available to more people.
“The government is keen to enable air transport across most counties to make it easy for people to do business and to open up more tourism opportunities,” he said.
“The Kenya Kwanza Administration remains keen to grow partnerships with the private sector, including airline operators. This is in our quest to improve the country’s business environment. Air transport should no longer be a luxury for the chosen few,”
The flights between Nairobi and Kakamega will cost Ksh. 6000 per person and are expected to be a boon for western Kenya locals during this festive season.
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