Kenya Airways (KQ), in efforts to prepare for the coming summer season, will now have daily direct flights to the United States of America (USA).
“Starting TODAY (June 19th, 2023), fly daily to New York from Nairobi and experience this amazing city. Dive into the city’s rich history and culture by visiting the Metropolitan Museum, or indulge in world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment,” KQ said on its Twitter handle.
KQ was previously flying five times per week between Nairobi and Newyork due to lower demand.
The increase in frequency is in anticipation of an increase in demand for flights between the two countries during the summer season.
The flight duration between the two cities is 15 hours eastbound and 14 hours westbound.
KQ launched direct flights between New York and Nairobi in 2018, reducing connection flights between JFK Airport in the USA and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) via connective flights in the Middle East and Europe.