Kenyan charter flight, Fly 748 has lauded Kenya’s peaceful elections and the smooth transition of power in government indicating that it is a sign of confidence in the airline sector’s post-pandemic recovery.
The airline said that two factors will help travellers resume business and leisure activities faster to sustain an already strong momentum towards the sector’s return to full recovery recorded in 2019.
“Without disruptions in government transition, we expect this positive momentum to continue and hopefully airlines return to profitability as we head to high tourism season and as businesses begin rolling out long-term activities,” said Fly 748 Chairman, Ahmed Jibril.
Based on International Air Transport Association (IATA) data, African airlines are recording strong demand for passenger traffic since lockdowns and border restrictions began easing late last year.
By June 2022, both domestic and international traffic remained strong with figures showing significant growth compared to those of 2021.
Africa’s International traffic rose with an increase of 103.6 per cent over the year to June 2022, the recovery was around 35 per cent below their 2019 levels. Similarly, total June 2022 domestic traffic across the globe was at 81.4 per cent of the June 2019 level.
“A relative calmness during the political campaign periods, peaceful voting process, and a generally positive sentiment from travellers and foreign investors in this year’s elections give us confidence that economic activities will resume faster, giving a further boost to airline recovery prospects,” said Fly 748 Managing Director, Moses Mwangi.
Fly 748 prides itself in the ability to offer VIP and first-class flights in third-world conditions as it offers daily flights to Mombasa, Diani, Malindi, and Kisumu from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Terminal 2. Fly 748 also flies daily to the Maasai Mara from Wilson Airport.