Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz says the frequency adjustment was made as part of the airline's routine operation review based on seasonality as it looks to ensure that travel demands are met/FILE

Kenya

KQ to cut New York flights to 5 a week

Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz says the frequency adjustment was made as part of the airline’s routine operation review based on seasonality as it looks to ensure that travel demands are met/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6 – National carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it is reducing its schedule for its Nairobi-New York route to five flights in a week effective January 15, 2019 from the current daily flights.

In a statement, Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz says the frequency adjustment was made as part of the airline’s routine operation review based on seasonality as it looks to ensure that travel demands are met.

Mikosz added that while the decision to adjust frequency is a strategic business decision, the airline remains strongly committed to the New York route and will continue to offer non-stop services to all its guests travelling between the two cities.

“As the only airline that offers a non-stop flight between East Africa and the USA, this route remains significant to us because of the role it plays in opening more economic and tourism growth opportunities for Kenya and East Africa. The decision to adjust our schedule is to cater for seasonality in line with global practices that allows airlines to reduce or add frequencies based on low or high seasons. We will evaluate the option of reverting back to daily flights for this route next summer as we have been doing for our Paris and Amsterdam flights,” said Sebastian.

The flights will be departing Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 22:55 on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving at John F. Kennedy in New York at 06:25 the following day.

From New York, the flight departs at 12:00, landing at JKIA at 10:30 the following day.

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...

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

Coronavirus

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

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...