Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Kenya open sales for NY flight

Kenya open sales for NY flight

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

Prior to the announcement of the new flight, Kenya and Kenya Airways went through stringent assessments before achieving Category 1 status for safety standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization, a requirement for direct flights to the U.S.

"I can't exactly tell you how happy I feel about this news", said Stanely Njoroge, a Kenyan-born resident of South Jersey.

Kenya Airways introduces historic daily flights to the US.

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The airline on Thursday started selling tickets for the inaugural and subsequent flights between Nairobi and NY.

A KQ flight will be leaving Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 10.30pm every day, and take 15 hours to NY from the current flight time of over 22 hours. The return flight will leave NY at 12:25 p.m. and arrive in Nairobi the next day at 10:55 a.m. This makes Kenya Airways the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America.

The carrier, which is 7.8 percent owned by Air France KLM (AIRF.PA), has started taking bookings for the flights to and from NY that will carry 234 passengers each way on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane.

"It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa".

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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.

The airline already serves Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent and Asia.

Kenya Airways chief executive Sebastian Mikosz (centre) speaks during the launch of non-stop flight between Nairobi and NY.

It continues to modernize its fleet with its 32 aircrafts being some of the youngest in Africa.

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Kenya is East Africa's economic hub but has suffered from the extremist threat posed by the al-Shabab insurgency in neighboring Somalia.

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