U.S. in 15 hours: KQ's maiden NY flight to cost Sh89,000

U.S. in 15 hours: KQ's maiden NY flight to cost Sh89,000

Kenya Airways will operate two Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the route with daily flights.

Kenya's tourist marketers said Friday they expect the number of tourists visiting Kenya from the United States to grow as Kenya Airways prepares to launch direct flights to NY in October.

Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz.

"This is an exciting moment for us".

It will then leave NY at 12.25 pm the same day and land in Nairobi at 10.55 am the following day. It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa.

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

"The move will cut the flight time between the two cities by more than seven hours", he said, noting it will take 15 hours eastbound and 14 hours westbound.

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Flight time between Nairobi and NY will be reduced from over 22 hours to 15 hours.

"First of all [the direct flight] is going to create more jobs in Kenya Airways because we will definitely hire more pilots and more crew". From New York, flights will depart at 12:25 pm to land in Nairobi at 10.55 am, the following day.

Kenya Airways will be using its vast African connecting routes to pull passengers to fly direct to the US.

The airline already serves Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent and Asia. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts.

Mikosz said business class customers will pay Sh257,634 both ways and that the tickets will be subject to government approval.

This comes after the airline KQ and the airport JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) got the required approvals.

Kenya Airways celebrated 40 years of operations in January 2017 and was named Africa Leading Airline 2017 by the World Travel Awards.

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