Kenya Airways (KQ) resumed flights to Maputo in Mozambique on Wednesday after a seven-year hiatus as the airline expanded its intra-Africa connectivity.

The National Carrier will conduct three flights weekly on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Speaking during the inaugural flight's unveiling, KQ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka said the new route will offer travelers connecting flights from its hub in Nairobi and vice versa.

Further, he said it will complement KQ’s existing services in Nampula, Mozambique.

“Today’s launch is a tangible testament to KQ’s remarkable progress and the exciting future ahead. As we unveil our 45th destination -Maputo – we mark a major milestone in our network expansion journey.”

The expansion comes as the airline has expanded its network on the continent, boosting popular flight destinations such as New York, Paris, Lagos, Accra, and Freetown.

“The increased intra-African travel will act as a catalyst for economic development across the continent,” he said.

On his part, KQ Chief Commercial and Customer Officer Julius Thairu said the Airline’s expansion is linked to KQ’s mission of propelling Africa’s prosperity by connecting its people, markets, and cultures.

“Adding Maputo to our network strengthens ties between Kenya and Mozambique, opening doors for increased trade, tourism, and cultural exchange,” he said.