Kenya Airways (KQ) is partnering with Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) as the official airline partner during this year’s edition of the Magical Kenya Open Championship .
The tourney will be taking place at Muthaiga Golf Club from Thursday 3rd to the 6th of March 2022.
The partnership will see Kenya Airways fly in all the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) officials who will be supervising and managing the tournament as well as KOGL officials who will be travelling later in the year for 2023’s championship preparatory meetings.
The airline will also offer discounted rates to professional golfers and enthusiasts from various destinations to participate in the tournament.
Close to 156 professionals will be showcasing topflight international golf during the championships, while promoting Kenya as a worthy golf tourism destination that has superb golfing courses and favorable weather.
In his remarks, Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director Allan Kilavuka said, “Our in-kind support to the Magical Kenya Open is testament to our long history of supporting sports across the continent and the next generation of talent. We have been working collaboratively with the Government of Kenya and other partners to strategically position Kenya on the global map as a country that can host world-class and elite events.”
Kenya Golf Open Limited Director, Zuhura Ogada said, “Kenya was named Africa’s best Golf destination during the 2020 World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony, and this is proof of the strides that the country has made in the development of golf over the years. We are cognisant and appreciate the role Kenya Airways is playing to promote golf tourism in Kenya. The Magical Kenya Open Championship is a major boost to Kenya’s Golf Tourism Industry, particularly at a time when the travel industry has been affected so much by the Covid-19 pandemic.”