Posted by: wildsidezambia | June 7, 2013

More ways to fly into Livingstone


Welcomed by arches of water by the airports’ fire engines, Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight from Nairobi arrived in Livingstone to much fanfare this afternoon. The new route will be operating on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Kenya Airways gets a traditional spray down welcome on its first flight into Livingstone

Kenya Airways gets a traditional spray down welcome on its first flight into Livingstone

Overseas visitors can now fly via Nairobi into Livingstone. Up until now international tourists only had the option of flying to Livingstone via Lusaka or Johannesburg – where the South African authorities instigated the Yellow Fever requirements. Flying via Nairobi circumvents this pesky requirement (Zambian and South African health authorities are currently in talks to have it scrapped altogether).

“It will also bring a whole new market of Kenyan travellers who now see the opportunity to extend a couple of days to see the Falls”, says Karien Kermer. “There are excellent connections to various destinations overseas via Nairobi so it is great news for Livingstone.”

A stylishly dressed Minister of Tourism Sylvia Masebo welcomes the first  Kenya Airways flight into Livingstone

a stylishly dressed Minister of Tourism Sylvia Masebo welcomes the first Kenya Airways flight into Livingstone

From 2 June 2013, the new flight will operate three times weekly via Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe on the Nairobi – Livingstone – Harare – Nairobi routing.

This is Air Kenya’s second destination in Zambia as it already flies to Lusaka and Ndola.

The arrival and departure halls at Livingstone Airport are in the process of being enlarged significantly which is good news to arriving passengers who sometimes have had to queue right out of the door for passport control! The work is expected to be completed later this year.

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