A Polish charter airline will be flying weekly to Mombasa, Kenya, after its maiden flight was launched on October 12.

The carrier named Smartwings Airlines will be bringing in around 200 tourists from Poland, and is expected to push up the regions hotel occupancy rates above the current 70%.

It will be operating once a week until end of 2019 before increasing its frequency to twice a week from January to March next year.

According to Business Daily, Hoteliers have expressed confidence in the resumption of the airline saying it will boost the tourism sector during the November to December peak season.

“This is the first charter we are welcoming this year of the Polish market. It is very exciting because the whole of these three months this year, they will be bringing in a charter per week, that’s about 200, visitors coming in from Poland,” said Kenya Coast Tourism Association Chairman Victor Shitakha.