Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ), freight division KQ Cargo, has resumed cargo services to New Delhi, India. According to Monday’s press statement, the first cargo flight to resume from New Delhi landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), on 21st February 2021, carrying pharmaceuticals, machinery, and general merchandise from New Delhi.
The service will be operated weekly once using Kenya Airways’ recently repurposed B787F.
The weekly service is expected to also support Kenya’s and intra-African export market and provide a welcome lifeline to many local businesses reliant on overseas markets.
Dick Murianki, Kenya Airways Cargo Director, says that KQ Cargo has rapidly scaled up its cargo services in an effort to address the growing need for air freight across the continent and will be connecting the ever-increasing number of international markets to help maintain and replenish essential supplies.
“The resumption of direct weekly cargo flights from Nairobi to New Delhi is an indication of the integral part KQ plays in providing logistics solutions to our customers based on our robust world-class handling infrastructure and strong network footprint in Africa,” said Murianki.
Key items to be transported from India include pharmaceutical and medical products, machinery, sports goods, and general cargo. KQ Cargo will continue to offer seamless connections in India to Nairobi, and the rest of Africa, including destinations such as Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; and Lilongwe, Malawi.