Kenya Airways Taps into Small Scale Entrepreneurs with a New Shop in downtown Nairobi’s Tearoom

KQ CEO Mbuvi Ngunze: He announced the opening of an ultra-modern retail shop in down town Nairobi to tap the thousands of small and medium scale traders who rely on the Middle East and Asian source markets to feed the regional market. (PIX: Courtesy)

National carrier Kenya Airways, today opened an ultra-modern retail shop at the populous Nairobi’s downtown Tearoom in a bid to deepen its sales catchment base.

The new Shop is expected to ease access on Sales & Ticketing services, address customer inquiries and sales of KQ Holiday packages to the thousands of Small to medium scale traders who rely on the Middle East and Asian source markets to feed the regional market.

While presiding over the opening ceremony, Kenya Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze stated the airlines commitment to reach out to its guest’s level conveniently by spreading its tentacles to all market segments.

“Tearoom is a prime location, accessible and a central point for a large number of small-scale entrepreneurs in town. This shop will therefore offer opportunities to traders for direct interaction with our staff and this will enable provision of tailored made services to this market segment.” said Mbuvi.

The Shop targets traders from Kamukunji, Ngara and the general town centre who trade in goods from household items and stationery to car accessories and mobile phones sourced from Middle East, Asia and Far East which form the destinations of choice for small-scale entrepreneurs in Nairobi.

Mbuvi added that the new shop underlines the importance of engaging with customers on a daily basis and that the outlet makes perfect business sense for Kenya Airways and its entrepreneur passenger.

“The expansion of our sales shop network is a major component of our ongoing initiatives to reach out to our customers, improve their experience as well as grow our revenue” He said

Kenya Airways will be flying the state of the art Dreamliners in addition to offering competitive prices, baggage allowances of up to 50ks, direct flights for traders to Dubai, Bangkok, Guangzhou and reliable, convenient connections beyond and across Asia and Far East

The downtown shop is the seventh for Kenya Airways, spread across major towns in Kenya in a quest to take services closer to its clientele.