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Travellers beats holiday rush embracing air and rail transport

Kenya Railways Corporation Managing Director Atanas Maina said that the Express was fully booked and the major booking was done by families.


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 01-04-2018 21:29 IST
Travellers beats holiday rush embracing air and rail transport

An Eldoret air traveller said that travelling by bus is a tedious eight-hour journey while a plane takes a paltry 25 minutes from Nairobi to Eldoret. (Image credit: hiiraan.com)

There is a new breed of travellers, that is air, and fast rail travellers, those have come beyond traffic jams coupled with fatal road accidents during the festive seasons. These travelers are technology friendly that can book air and fast rail tickets online.

While the road users reported to spend long hours along major highways, the air and Madaraka rail travellers are being reported to experience a hassle-free movement for the fixed arrival and departure time,

During this Easter, ahead of the festivities, the bookings for Madaraka Express and low-cost air carriers were full.

Kenya Railways Corporation Managing Director Atanas Maina said that the Express was fully booked and the major booking was done by families.

He also said that to avoid inconvenience, passengers must learn to book in advance. It is the only secret that has not been mastered by the majority of our customers.

A survey regarding low-cost air carrier websites indicated that all the seats from Nairobi-Eldoret, Nairobi-Kisumu, and Nairobi-Kakamega as well as Nairobi-Mombasa were booked.

A survey of low-cost air carrier websites in search of available seats from Nairobi-Eldoret, Nairobi-Kisumu, and Nairobi-Kakamega as well as Nairobi-Mombasa last week indicated they were fully booked.

An Eldoret air traveller said that travelling by bus is a tedious eight-hour journey while a plane takes a paltry 25 minutes from Nairobi to Eldoret. He said that it makes economic sense but delays cost an air ticket and he has to rely on a night bus to be home on time for Easter Friday

According to, Forward Keys, a traveller data company, there was a 22 percent growth last year, which was more than the growth from the competitors Addis Ababa and Tunis. The competitors saw the growth at 9 percent and 14 percent.

COUNTRY : Kenya