Fly 748 is eyeing a significant increase in domestic flight bookings in the last quarter of the 2022 as hard-pressed tourism sector return to pre-COVID level activities.
Aggressive marketing campaigns by tourism and travel industry stakeholders following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions last year and a new perspective on travel and leisure, the airline said are helping drive up numbers.
“The travel and tourism industries are giving travelers more reasons to fly and visit destinations not only like how they used to travel before COVID-19. It is now beyond this and we are glad that people are also looking to travel even more post-pandemic,” Fly 748 Managing Director Moses Mwangi said.
The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, shows Africa’s international arrival numbers have reached 60 percent of 2019 levels, the same level as global figures on strong pent-up demand and easing or lifting of travel restrictions.
Mwangi spoke on the sidelines of this year’s Getaway 2022 Tourism Fair currently underway at the Sarit Expo Center up to the 30th of October.
“We are here to showcase exciting travel packages for our existing and new customers, this is a platform that helps our wider initiative of demystifying air travel in the country,” he said.
The annual fair gives Sarit Centre shoppers an opportunity to interact and book holiday packages with Kenya’s leading hotels, resorts, lodges, tented camps, airlines, plus tour and travel operators for their holidays in a comfortable and secure environment.
Over the last two years, Fly 748 has been on an aggressive domestic routes expansion from flying to the Mara only to making daily flights to Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa and Kisumu in its bid to support the growth of Kenya’s business and leisure tourism.
748 Air Services (K) Ltd is a reliable aviation company providing both air charter services and scheduled services.
The airline 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.
Its scheduled services popularly known as Fly 748 was initiated to provide travelers with competitive flight rates, safety, and reliability.