Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business

Kenya

KQ Nairobi – New York ticket price starts at Sh89,000 for October maiden flight

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 11 – Kenya Airways daily direct flights to New York will boost the uptake of Kenya’s products by providing faster access to the US market.   

The airline’s Managing Director Sebastian Mikosz says the new route is also expected to increase tourist numbers from North America as well as create jobs directly and indirectly for hundreds of people in Kenya.

The new route will also be a source for corporate and premium leisure clients, as well as provide the airline with new clients from the Sub-Saharan region.

Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America.

“The airline already serves Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent and Asia. The opening of the US destination completes an essential piece for Kenya Airways’ network, cementing its position as one of the leading African carriers,” Mikosz said in a press briefing.

Mikosz added that the new route will also spur trade growth between the two regions which is already in momentum.

“There are over 40 American multinationals located in Nairobi and many more across Africa. The launch of daily flights will definitely lead to further growth of trade between America and Africa.”

Mikosz was speaking at the unveiling of ticket sales ahead of the inaugural flight slated for October 28.

 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Tickets for the economy class start at Sh89,000 while business class tickets start at Sh258,000.

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...

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...

Headlines

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

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...