In what many described as a major boost for Kenya’s domestic tourism, Skyward Express launched flights to Migori County on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen was the chief guest together with a host of high-ranking members of the society.
“Flagging off the inaugural Skyward flight to Migori together with Mama Ida Odinga,” stated CS Murkomen on his X account.
Following the development, Kenyans, tourists, and businesspeople can fly to Migori for only Ksh 8,600. You can book flights through the Skyward Express from Nairobi’s’ Wilson airport to Migori County’s Migori Airstrip.
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Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Board Chairperson Caleb Kositany, Migori Senator Eddy Oketch National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah and EALA MP Hassan Omar were also present.
Skyward Express to create opportunities
Kositany reaffirmed the authority’s commitment to forging collaborations with its partners and stakeholders to provide travelers with diverse choices and destinations across the country.
“With the guidance of our parent ministry of Transport on aviation policy, security, and safety, KAA pledges diligent oversight for the success of national programs,” KAA Board Chairman stated.
Recently, the KAA rehabilitated Migori Airport in a bid to open the region to the growing aviation industry in the country.
Moreover, the authority executed the renovation in two phases, including extending the runway from 1.1km to 1.2km and tarmacking it to the necessary standards.
Skyward Express intends to operate three-weekly flights between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Migori Airstrip, providing convenient connections for passengers.
Chosen for this flight route is the Dash 8 Q-100 aircraft which boasts a seating capacity of 37 passengers, ensuring a comfortable journey for all travelers.
About Migori County
Migori County is situated in the former Nyanza province of Southwestern Kenya. It shares a border with Homabay county to the north, Kisii county to the Northeast, Narok county to the Southeast. It also borders Tanzania to the west and south and Lake Victoria to the west.
Migori County is in the sugar belt of Western Kenya and experiences a favorable climate due to its elevated altitude and the cooling influence of Lake Victoria.
The county boasts of tourist sites such as Thimlich Ohinga (a pre-historic site that features rock dwellings) and Got Kweru which is a pilgrimage site for the Legio Maria sect.