Kenya Airways will from this week operate from Terminal 2 at the Khartoum International Airport following a move by the Sudan Airport Authority to decongest Terminal 1.
The move to Terminal 2, the former domestic terminal, is expected to improve Kenya Airways services for its guests travelling to and from Khartoum, the airline has said.
“This move will help improve our departure performance and the overall airport experience. Our staff on ground, in Khartoum, will be readily available to assist guests during this transition period,” Kenya Airways ground services director Francis Musila said.
Terminal 2 is located about 50 meters away from Terminal 1.
This will be the second terminal move by the national carrier this month, after it earlier announced a similar move on its operations in France.
On September 6, KQ announced it will be moving its operations in Paris’ Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport to Terminal 2E from the current Terminal 2C where it operates.
The airline’s management said the decision is aimed at giving better services to its customers traveling to and from the French capital.
The move starting from October 29, 2017 will see passengers’ access state of the art passenger lounges, seamless connections throughout Europe and Americas and great shopping outlets.
Terminal 2E is also home to Kenya Airways’ Skyteam partner Air France.
This means any passengers transiting across Europe and connecting Trans-Atlantic flights from the USA, Canada and South America using KQ’s partner airlines will not need to change terminals, enhancing connectivity.
“This is part of our continuous improvement of customer service. Passengers traveling through Paris will enjoy a more convenient and spacious environment, with easier connections to and from other major European and Trans-Atlantic cities, as well as the many services available to our Skyteam partners,” said Vincent Coste, Kenya Airways Commercial Director.
The national carrier has been aligning its operations in the last one year after a series of loses.
Last year, KQ sold off its prime landing slot at London’s Heathrow airport for an estimated Sh7.5 billion.
By Martin Mwita