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Kenya open sales for NY flight

Kenya open sales for NY flight

This marks a major milestone for the airline and the country that has been seeking direct market access to the United States for over a decade.

It will then leave NY at 12.25 pm the same day and land in Nairobi at 10.55 am the following day.

Subsequent flights for the inaugural flight has started selling for KSH 87,000 ($869).

KQ chairman Michael Joseph said the move was an important milestone for the airline that just concluded a complex financial restructuring, adding that the route would enable it swing back to and sustain profits. Kenya Airways is hoping to open up an entirely new market, and they have a lot going for them. "It will determine the future of KQ and also shows the determination that KQ has to return to being the pride of Africa", he said. He says the new route will return the airline into profitability. "It will be profitable for us".

According to the KQ boss, they have already loaded the new flight schedules onto their system and travelers can start booking. What was pending was approval of the Air Service Licence and Air Operation Licence from the USA authorities which has been granted.

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"This is an exciting moment for us", Sebastian Mikosz, CEO and managing director of Kenya Airways Group said in a statement. Indications of the direct flights could be allowed came to light in February past year when Kenya was granted Category One status after officials from the US Federal Aviation Administration gave approval for non-stop direct flights between the two countries.

The US is one of Kenya's key trading partners. The 15-hour flight will operate onboard a B787 Dreamliner, with 234 seats. "It will be possible to have dinner in Nairobi and breakfast in NY".

The direct flight from Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the United States is set to create over 150 jobs at the airport.

Between January and October 2017 over 95,000 tourists visited Kenya, a 20 percent increase in traffic every year for the past two years.


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