It is peak season for airlines in Kenya. Air tickets have shot up, particularly tickets to the coastal towns of Mombasa, Ukunda, and Malindi. The tourist season is here and local and international tourists are flocking the coastal towns.
Most people go on holiday in August mainly due to the conducive weather and the flexible school program.
Some airlines have more than doubled their fares to the coastal destinations from their low season offers. The prices are higher on Fridays and weekends as the airline cash in on high demand.
On average, the two low-cost carriers offer KSh5,000 for an off peak ticket to Mombasa.
Airstrips in the region have been upgraded to accommodate big international aircrafts and to operate until late in the night. As a result, the hubs are now able to handle the ballooning number of travelers to the area.
Interestingly, flight charges to other parts of Kenya have remained relatively constant during this period.