Kenya’s charter revenue increases
NAIROBI: Kenya has realised about $37 million (more than R518m) in revenue from the charter incentive programme which was launched in 2016, a senior official announced.
Najib Balala, cabinet secretary for tourism and wildlife, said the programme, which has been extended to 2020, collected about 18 times in revenue to the tourism sector after the government spent only $2m on the initiative since its launch two years ago.
“The scheme is working. Moi International Airport is now receiving 15 charter flights per week, up from nine weekly last year.
“Since the launch of the programme in 2016 to March this year, there have been 55000 arrivals into Mombasa and the surrounding region,” Balala said.
He made the announcement after a flight by TUI from the Netherlands landed at Moi International Airport with 120 visitors – Xinhua.