Kenya Airways has unveiled plans to launch non-stop flights
Nairobi and New York.
Tickets go on sale today ahead of the inaugural flight which is scheduled for
The airline will operate the route with 234-seat Boeing 787
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.
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.