The Czech Republic charter flight Qs Travel to Mombasa has resumed.
The Prague-Mombasa flight had been withdrawn due to low bookings caused by insecurity at the Coast.
On Wednesday evening, the flight arrived at the Moi International Airport with 65 tourists who will be in the country for two weeks.
Qs4156 touched down at the airport at 1.45pm and the tourists were received by the Kenya Tourism Board and the Mombasa government.
“This is a follow-up of the touristic fair we had in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. We appreciate these tourists who have managed to come,” said KTB managing director Mureithi Ndegwa.
Speaking at the airport when the tourists arrived, Ndegwa said KTB is keen on stepping up a strong marketing campaign that will see a turnaround in the number of charter flights directly from Europe and other key markets, including the UK and US, to Kenya.
The comeback of Qs Travel Service Company has brought hope to the tourism sector, which has been brought to its knees over the last one year due to insecurity.
The number of charter flights has reduced from the previous 15 direct flights from Europe a week to four.
KTB now seeks to promote the country to attract visitors during the European summer season to capitalise on the missed out opportunity during the current winter period.
The tourists, who were screened for Ebola at the airport’s health screening centre, have been booked in five and four-star hotels at the North Coast.
The visitors expressed confidence that they will enjoy their holiday, saying they felt Kenya is safe.