Kenya Airways launches NY flights

14 January, 2018, 00:06 | Author: Lester Mason
  • Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz

Kenya Airways will launch nonstop daily service between Nairobi and New York JFK on October 28.

Kenya Airways will operate two Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the route with daily flights.

The direct flight plan is expected to instantly reduce by six hours, travel time between the U.S. city and Nairobi and further boost tourism and trade ties between the two countries. The flight will depart every day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 23:25 arriving at JFK airport in NY at 06:25 the following day.

Henk Graaff, managing director of destination management company SW Africa, said the new flight is fantastic news for Kenya as well as for the entire East African region and the continent.

Kenya Airways (KQ) has released the tickets for its inaugural flight to the United States on 28 October.

The flight is scheduled to take 15 hours, a departure from the previous flight time of 22 hours including lengthy layovers passengers from JKIA had to cope with using connecting flights. From New-York it will depart at 12:25 landing at JKIA at 10:55 the following day.

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The airline is counting on the tourism, with the USA being a key source market of vacationers, as well as opportunities to Kenyan businesses accorded by the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) to sustain the flights.

"First of all [the direct flight] is going to create more jobs in Kenya Airways because we will definitely hire more pilots and more crew".

The Dreamliners have capacity to carry 234 total passengers, 30 in premier world and 204 in economy class.

The chief executive noted the United States is Kenya's top tourist source market, with 95,771 people having visited between January and Oct 2017.

Kenya Airways, in a statement, touted the flight as the quickest way to get from East Africa to NY.

Between January and October 2017 over 95,000 tourists visited Kenya, a 20 percent increase in traffic every year for the past two years.

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