Kenya Airways to offer shortest route to US from East Africa

13 January, 2018, 01:29 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
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On Thursday, Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz said the direct flights from Kenya to the USA will also create indirect jobs for its suppliers.

Kenya Airways will operate two Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the route with daily flights. "The launch of daily flights will definitely lead to further growth of trade between America and Africa".

The flight duration is 15 hours eastbound and 14 hours westbound.

Tickets for the economy class start at Sh89,000 while business class tickets start at Sh258,000.

Flights will depart daily from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 11.25 pm arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport in NY at 6.25 am the following day. From New-York it will depart at 12:25 landing at JKIA at 10:55 the following day. What was pending was approval of the Air Service Licence and Air Operation Licence from the United States authorities which has been granted.

Kenya Airways has opened ticket sales on its website after ditching earlier plans to use a code share deal with partners on Sky Team to operate the Nairobi, New York route.

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"This is an exciting moment for us", says Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sebastian Mikosz.

American firms with a deep presence include IBM, Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft and Cisco.

The flight is also expected to increase tourism in Kenya, with the U.S. being its largest source market for tourists.

Jim Holden, president of Holden Safaris, said, "Safaris in Kenya are very competitively priced, and now with direct flight connections, the destination offers an even more attractive safari package".

The U.S.is now Kenya's top tourism source market, commanding a market share of 12.2 percent of total arrivals to Kenya as of October 2017.

The airline already serves Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and cities in Asia.

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