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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kenya Airways Inaugurates Dubai- Hong Kong flights

Kenya National carrier and Skyteam member, Kenya Airways, has begun flying to Hong Kong via Dubai in an effort to provide a seamless link between Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.
From April 02, 2013, the airline changed the route previously taken by the flights to and from the three cities of Nairobi, Dubai and Hong Kong to increase capacity and convenience. Previously, Kenya Airways flew from Nairobi to Hong Kong via Bangkok three times a week. It also flew separately to Dubai on a daily basis.
This new development has increased the frequency of its flights between its Nairobi hub and the United Arab Emirates' capital. It will bring to 10 the number of times that Kenya Airways flies to Dubai.
Speaking in Hong Kong during a cocktail to celebrate the inaugural flight, the Marketing Director at Kenya Airways, Chris Diaz said that providing a seamless link for customers' travel is part of what Kenya Airways has pledged to deliver over the last 36 years that it has been in operation.
"We have positioned ourselves to be the airline that connects Africa to the rest of the world," Mr Diaz added.
The commencement of flights to Hong Kong via Dubai comes as the airline pursues an aggressive network expansion strategy through its 10-year growth plan, Project Mawingu that aims at growing the number of routes that it operates as well as its fleet.
Together with the networks that Kenya Airways belongs to, such as Sky Team and several codeshare partnerships, this is meant to enhance service by easing connections, thus making flights smoother and passenger travel more seamless.
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to over 59 destinations worldwide, 40 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 41 aircraft fleet being one of the most modern in Africa. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world's top 10. In 2010, it scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the fore front of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

About Kenya Airways: Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya established in 1977 and headquartered at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Member of the SkyTeam Alliance, the airline operates to over 55 scheduled destinations throughout Africa, Europe, Indian subcontinent and Asia.
Kenya Airways Equipment: The Kenya Airways fleet is composed of Boeing 777-200Ers, Boeing 767-300Ers, Boeing 737-800s, Boeing 737-700s, five Boeing 737-300s and six Embraer E17LRs
Kenya Airways Route Overview: Kenya Airways is based in Nairobi, Kenya and operates scheduled service to:
Africa: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar-es-Salaam, Djibouti, Douala, Dzaoudzi, Entebbe, Freetown, Gaborone, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Luanda, Mahe, Malabo, Monrovia, Moroni, Ndola, N'djamena, Ouagadougou, Yaounde, Zanzibar.
Far East, Asia, Middle East: Bangkok, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Mumbai.
Europe: Amsterdam, Paris, London,
Domestic: Kisumu, Mombasa, Malindi, Nairobi (HUB).