Skyward Launch flights to Lamu
Passengers arrive at Manda airline in the first day of the Skyward Mombasa-Lamu route launched.
Tourism in Lamu is expected to boost following the launch of skyward express daily flight to Lamu Island.
The airline will operate the Nairobi-Mombasa –Lamu route from Wilson Airport.
Speaking during the launching General Manager of Skyward Abdullahi said the main aim is to connect Lamu County and that of Mombasa.
“What we know is that, many people who live in this place have connection to Mombasa so we know a chunk of people who travel between two counties were getting a lot of problem travelling to Mombasa”, said general manager.
On behalf of the Lamu governor, his deputy Eric Mugo said they are optimistic that the airline will improve and enhance domestic tourism that will create job opportunities to the youth of Lamu.
“We have a number of people who have been willing to visit Lamu but because of the cumbersomeness of the journey probably from Mombasa to this place they have been avoiding to visit Lamu.
Lamu deputy governor Eric Mugo with Skyward General Manager Abdullahi at Manda airline
Deputy Governor asked the general manager to consider Lamu people whenever opportunities arise for vacancies.
Skyward Express entry to Lamu brings the number of airlines operating flight to six.
This airline comes few weeks after the United King dom reviewed travel advice against Lamu and Manda Island in Lamu county.
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