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Thu, 11 Jan 2018

Kenya Airways to Launch Nairobi - New York Flights

Kenya Airways has unveiled plans to launch non-stop flights between Nairobi and New York.

 Tickets go on sale today ahead of the inaugural flight which is scheduled for 28 October 2018.

The airline will operate the route with 234-seat Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8. Click to enlarge.

The flight will depart every day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 23:25 arriving at JFK airport in New York at 06:25 the following day. From New-York, Kenya Airways will depart at 12:25 landing at JKIA at 10:55 the following day. Flight duration will be 15 hours east bound and 14 hours west bound.

“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.

With over 40 American multinationals located in Nairobi and many more across Africa, the launch of daily flights is expected to further spur trade between America and Africa.

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