German based carrier Lufthansa has indicated plans to launch direct flights to Mombasa as the airline seeks to strengthen its footprint in East Africa.
The carrier says it will run two flights a week between Frankfurt-Mombasa and Zanzibar on its sister carrier Eurowings beginning March 31 next year.
The launch of the flights is expected to intensify the competition for carriers operating between Europe and East Africa including Kenya Airways.
“East Africa remains an important part of the Lufthansa Group’s Africa network even throughout this unprecedented crisis.
“The new route will provide leisure passengers an exciting travel experience and offers numerous connections at the Frankfurt hub” said Andre Schulz, Lufthansa’s General Manager for Southern and East Africa.
Flights on the new route are targeting holiday makers who frequent destinations at the Kenyan coast and the tropical island of Zanzibar.