Kenya Airways launches direct, daily flight to New York

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 12, 2018 10:33

Kenya Airways launches direct, daily flight to New York

Kenya Airways has launched a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York. The national carrier has started selling tickets for the inaugural flight, which is scheduled for October 28, 2018.

Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America.

“This is an exciting moment for us. It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa. We are honored to contribute to the economic growth of Kenya and East Africa.” said Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz.

The airline will operate its 787 Dreamliner with a capacity of 234 passengers on the route, which will depart every day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi arriving at JFK airport in New York the following day.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 12, 2018 10:33