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The special fares will apply when booked between October 9 and October 17, 2014 for travel period starting October 9, 2014 until June 30, 2015/FILE

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Emirates targets Kenyan holidaymakers with low-cost fares

The special fares will apply when booked between October 9 and October 17, 2014 for travel period starting October 9, 2014 until June 30, 2015/FILE

The special fares will apply when booked between October 9 and October 17, 2014 for travel period starting October 9, 2014 until June 30, 2015/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9 – Emirates is offering Kenyan travellers discounted fares on economy tickets to a range of exciting destinations in Europe, Asian and the United States.

The special fares will apply when booked between October 9 and October 17, 2014 for travel period starting October 9, 2014 until June 30, 2015.

A return Economy Class ticket form Nairobi to Mumbai starts from as little as $452. Other Asian destinations include Bangkok from $761, Guangzhou from $984 and Beijing from $1239. European destinations include Istanbul from $544, Amsterdam from $775, Manchester from $893, and London from $947. The American destinations include New York from $1150 and San Francisco from $1376.

Announcing the new promotional fares, Emirates Country Manager for Kenya Anita Kongson said: “Emirates is all about offering value for money. This promotion offers even greater value, and the opportunity to travel on Emirates to one of a number of destinations in its global network, with just one convenient and comfortable stop in Dubai.”

She added: “What’s more, most of the destinations included in this offer, such as Amsterdam, Beijing, London, Manchester, Bangkok, Mumbai, New York, and San Francisco are serviced by Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft, which offers a unique travel experience.”

All the above fares are inclusive of taxes, quoted on a return basis, with a minimum stay of three days and a maximum stay of one month. Blackout dates from October 11-30, 2014 apply for travel to Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Also blackout dates from December 10, 2014 to January 15, 2015 and April 3-6, 2015 apply to all destinations.

In addition to the value fares Emirates Customers on board the aircraft can experience Emirates’ famous hospitality and service from its multi-national cabin crew, enjoy more than 1600 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment on its ice entertainment system, gourmet cuisine and generous baggage allowances. Economy Class customers get 30 kg, Business Class get 40 kg and First Class customers 50kg.

Emirates operates double daily flights between Nairobi and Dubai and onward to more than 140 destinations in 81 countries across six continents, and it’s the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft.

EK 719 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1045hrs and arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 1445hrs. The return flight, EK720, leaves JKIA at 1640hrs and lands in Dubai at 1040hrs. Second flight EK 721 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1505hrs and arrives at JKIA at 1905hrs. The return flight, EK722, leaves JKIA at 2250hrs and lands in Dubai at 0450hrs.

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