Domestic carrier Safarilink will in the next three weeks restart direct flights to Kitale after a two-year hiatus, following the reopening of the airstrip after renovation.
The airline that was launched in 2004 and markets itself as a tourist destination carrier will deploy a Dash 8-100 type of aircraft on the route flying five times a week down from a daily frequency to Kitale starting April 21, 2022.
Passengers heading to Kitale from Nairobi will pay Sh6,500 on a one-way ticket, prices that are relatively cheaper than when the airline stopped operations on the route.
Kitale was one of the routes operated by the carrier in the North Rift region from its hub at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
The return of Safarilink to the North Rift town in Trans-Nzoia County is set to step up competition on pricing with other low-cost carriers planning to resume operations on the route.
The airline suspended flights to Kitale in early 2020 following the renovation of the airport.