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Kenya Airways to launch first U.S. services in October 2018

Kenya Airways to launch first U.S. services in October 2018

"Kenya Airways starts ticket sales for its non-stop daily flight to NY", the airline tweeted.

The prices were released on Thursday when KQ launched the inaugural sale.

Mikosz said business class customers will pay Sh257,634 both ways and that the tickets will be subject to government approval. From New York, flights will depart at 12:25 pm to land in Nairobi at 10.55 am, the following day. The return flight will leave NY at 12:25 p.m. and arrive in Nairobi the next day at 10:55 a.m.

The direct flight to the United States from Kenya is not the cheapest but the most convenient alternative to travel to the leading Western hub.

"The flights will be the fastest connection from East Africa to NY, with 15 hours duration eastbound and 14 hours westbound".

Economy fliers on Qatar Airways will pay Sh93,000 from Nairobi to NY but they will stop at Doha for two and a half hours and the trip will take 22 hours and 30 minutes long.

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Dreamliner (234 passengers): 204 in Economy and the rest in Business Class. They will have four pilots, 12 flight attendants and 85 tonnes of fuel loaded one way.

"We are excited to announce the opening of ticket sales for the only non-stop daily flight from Nairobi to the United States of America", said KQ chief executive officer Sebastian Mikosz. U.S. is now Kenya's top tourism source market, commanding a market share of 12.2 percent of total arrivals to Kenya as at October 2017.

The announcement comes a day after the Interior Minister Fred Matiangi, Transport CS James Macharia and Tourism CS Najib Balala carried out an impromptu inspection tour of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Devan Jobanputra, director of Travel 'n Style in Kenya, says the direct flight will undoubtedly increase awareness and is likely to boost premium travel to the country.

"This is an exciting moment for us". "It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa. We are honoured to contribute to the economic growth of Kenya and East Africa".

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