The non-stop flights, to the second-most populous urban city in South Africa, will depart Nairobi every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 3: The airline said the launch is in line with its strategy to assert its presence and expand connectivity across Africa and open up opportunities for tourism, trade and investment. Currently, the airline operates seven weekly flights to Cape Town. This brings to a total of 10 weekly flights to Cape Town from Nairobi.
Kenya Airways plane pictured at the John F. KQ, as the airline is popularly known, said it has rescheduled flights for the period covering November to March next year. We cancel flights that are not commercially viable, so this is not unique to this route," a KQ official said. The airline has already cancelled 10 scheduled flights on the new route for the period beginning November 5 to December 5, and it is expected that more trips will be affected before the end of the winter season in March KQ did not disclose the specific days affected by this latest change in flight schedules.
Airlines that choose to reduce the frequency of flights either lease out aircraft, use the period to carry out fleet maintenance or park the unutilised jets to cope with the hard-hitting weather.
KQ two weeks ago launched daily non-stop flights on the Nairobi-New York route in a much celebrated fashion, with President Uhuru Kenyatta in attendance. The airline described cancellation of the flights as a product of an informed decision that followed market research and had been made long before the launch of the inaugural flight.
KQ is now banking on the summer period to break even on this new route - meaning it has to wait until June next year to maximise on the summer windfall. The direct flight now offers the fastest connection between East Africa and New York, although the Kenyan carrier is expected to face intense competition in key areas such as ticket pricing and service delivery.
Until now, US-bound Kenyan travellers have had to use connecting flights through Europe or Middle East airports and vice versa - a journey that took more than 24 hours. That has now been reduced to a hour journey eastbound and a hour westbound, cutting off nearly eight hours.
KEY PLANK The non-stop flight to the US has been billed as a key plank in Kenya's quest to boost the arrival of American tourists as well as deepen commercial activity between the two countries that have been trading partners since Kenya's independence in The transatlantic flights are being serviced by the Dreamliners, which are preferred for long-haul routes.
Besides having high fuel capacity than smaller aircraft, the Dreamliner burns as much as 20 per cent less fuel, saving costs for airlines. She noted that with the reduced time of flying between Kenya and the US, "the cost of doing business will definitely be reduced, with a corresponding increase on return of investment.
To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.© Kenya Airways. Powered by Evinta. We have 2 Kenya Airways deals for you to choose from including 2 Offer.
Latest offer: Flight Deals Djibouti To Nairobi From $ Take advantage of low cost flights all year round with Kenya Airways. Kenya Airways Flight was an international scheduled Abidjan–Lagos–Nairobi passenger service, operated with an Airbus A, that crashed into the sea off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire on 30 January , shortly after takeoff from Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, Abidjan.
There were people on board, of whom . Thank you for submitting your details, you will now be re-directed to Kenya Airways, if you're not automatically redirected please click here. Kenya Airways Flights! The flag carrier of Kenya, Kenya Airways has its main hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and is located in Embakasi, Nairobi.
Oman Air is to take two Boeing s from Kenya Airways on a three-year wet lease arrangement. The aircraft will be added to the Omani national carrier’s small but growing fleet of Dreamliners.