Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
The daily flights are scheduled to start on April 1, serviced by a Boeing 767 aircraft/FILE

Kenya

KQ to fly to Bangkok, Guangzhou daily

The daily flights are scheduled to start on April 1, serviced by a Boeing 767 aircraft/FILE

The daily flights are scheduled to start on April 1, serviced by a Boeing 767 aircraft/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 20 – Kenya Airways has announced the commencement of daily flights between Bangkok, Guangzhou and Nairobi, boosting the connections between Africa and China.

The daily flights are scheduled to start on April 1, serviced by a Boeing 767 aircraft.

It will depart from the airline’s hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 2335 hours local time daily, arriving in Bangkok at 1315hours local time.

It will then leave at 1505hours to proceed to Guangzhou at 1900hours. The return flight is through Bangkok as well.

At the moment, Kenya Airways flies between from Nairobi to Guangzhou via Bangkok four times every week.

Kenya Airways’ Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Dr Titus Naikuni, said that the daily service from Nairobi to Bangkok and Guangzhou would be convenient for passengers taking connecting flights to the 48 different African destinations that the airline flies to.

“This daily service will contribute towards sustainable development in Africa by linking it to the rest of the world,” Dr Naikuni added.

China, which is a key emerging market globally, has been scouting for economic opportunities in Africa, and the daily flights will facilitate movement of traders and their goods between these regions.

The introduction of daily flights between the three cities comes as the airline celebrates 36 years since it made its maiden flight.

The airline has also introduced new direct flights between Hong Kong and Dubai, operating three times a week. The new flights with night departures are part of its new Hong Kong summer schedule for 2013 between 31st March 2013 and 26th October 2013 which also includes flights between Nairobi and Dubai.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The thrice-a-week flights from Hong Kong to Dubai with extended connection to Middle East destinations will also strengthen the connection from Hong Kong to Africa.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...