Farmers and entrepreneurs around Kisumu will now be able to use Kisumu International Airport to airlift fresh produce to various parts of the world.

This comes Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) announcement of the finalisation of plans to start the fresh produce airlifting services from the airport.

KAA made the announcement through its social media accounts on Friday.

“We are excited as plans to start airlifting fresh produce from Kisumu Intl. Airport have been finalised,” read the announcement.

According to KAA’s announcement, the inaugural cargo flight from Kisumu airport will take off on Saturday onboard Kenya Airways aircraft.

“Airways Cargo flight from Kisumu to Europe set to operate tomorrow,” KAA said.

The move is likely to bolster farmers in the region who would like to grasp the opportunity and venture into serious horticulture.

The fish industry, which depends on Lake Victoria also stands to benefit from the introduction of fresh cargo flights at Kisumu International Airport.

Kisumu International Airport is strategic for trade because of its proximity to the borders of other East African countries such as Tanzania and Uganda.