East Africa anticipates benefits from Kenya - US direct flights

Kenya Airways Announces Ticket Prices for its Direct Flight to the US

He added that Business Class fliers will part with Sh257,634 round-trip, although the tickets are subject to approval by the government.

Kenya Airways flight will be the fastest connection from East Africa to NY, with 15 hours duration eastbound and 14 hours westbound and will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Flights will depart daily from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 11.25 pm arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport in NY at 6.25 am the following day.

Kenya Airways Chairman Michael Joseph said that the flights will symbolize the comeback for the airline that has been making losses for the past few years.

The flight duration is 15 hours 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.

The Dreamliners have capacity to carry 234 total passengers, 30 in premier world and 204 in economy class. It 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.

The airline is counting on the tourism, with the U.S. being a key source market of vacationers, as well as opportunities to Kenyan businesses accorded by the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) to sustain the flights.

"This marks a 20 per cent increase in traffic every year for the past two years", he said.

"It is an essential piece of the puzzle that was missing". Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) chief executive officer, Dr Betty Radier, welcomed the development saying anticipation is high the number of tourists visiting Kenya from the USA will grow.

"This is an exciting moment for us".

Najib Balala, Kenya's secretary of tourism, said the flight will position Kenya as the gateway to Sub-Saharan Africa for leisure and business travel. Passengers on the flights - billed to be fastest connection between East Africa and the USA - will pay Sh89,000 and Sh257,634 introductory fares for an economy and Premier World tickets respectively.

"All airport staff will undergo customer care training at Utalii College, a seven-day crash programme to ensure we improve service delivery".

Related News:

  • CVS To Keep Aetna In Hartford

    CVS To Keep Aetna In Hartford

    Bronin said it is crucial to position CT to compete to retain as many jobs in the merger and build a foundation for growth. Five months earlier, Aetna said it would move to New York City in search of high-tech workers.
    Cash Me Ousside Girl Has Some Choice Words About YouTuber Logan Paul

    Cash Me Ousside Girl Has Some Choice Words About YouTuber Logan Paul

    He apologized earlier this week for posting the video , saying he had meant to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention. The video reportedly showed Paul making jokes about a dead body hanging from a tree in the Aokigahara forest , near Mount Fuji.
    Monaco Boss Claims Thomas Lemar Could Leave In January Amid Arsenal Interest

    Monaco Boss Claims Thomas Lemar Could Leave In January Amid Arsenal Interest

    Arguably their need to sign the player would outstrip Liverpool's if both of those players were to leave the Emirates Stadium. While Lemar may not make up for the loss of Coutinho in the goals department, the Frenchman has been impressive creatively.
  • What Katrina Kaif's Tiger Zinda Hai Director Commented On Her Training Video

    What Katrina Kaif's Tiger Zinda Hai Director Commented On Her Training Video

    While everybody knew that Katrina's rehearsal video was for Tiger Zinda Hai , one user asked: " Wow, yaar which film? ". Yesterday, the film passed the Rs 250 crore mark and ended up minting Rs 272 crore by the end of its 11th-day run.
    Florida's Children's Health Insurance Program faces uncertainty

    Florida's Children's Health Insurance Program faces uncertainty

    The Senate Finance Committee reached an agreement to extend the program for five years but did not unite around a plan on funding. Todd Wolynn, a Pittsburgh pediatrician, said families are reacting with "fear and disbelief" to CHIP's uncertain future.
    British American Tobacco (BATS) Stock Price Down 0.2%

    British American Tobacco (BATS) Stock Price Down 0.2%

    The stock of British American Tobacco p.l.c. ( NYSE : BTI ) earned "Sell" rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, December 10. Cowen & Co initiated British American Tobacco p.l.c. ( NYSE : BTI ) on Tuesday, August 25 with "Market Perform" rating.
  • All Blacks flyhalf Sopoaga off to Wasps

    All Blacks flyhalf Sopoaga off to Wasps

    He has been upfront and communicated with us through the process and when he leaves, he and his young family will go with our best wishes.
    Hammered government offers Virtual ID firewall to protect your Aadhaar

    Hammered government offers Virtual ID firewall to protect your Aadhaar

    Virtual IDs will be issued from March 1 , 2018, and service providers will start accepting it from June 1, 2018. You can also generate/replace VIDs on the Aadhaar mobile app and at enrolment centres.

    Will Today's Merrill Lynch Downgrade Harm GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) Stock?

    Teton Advsr has 0.02% invested in Frequency Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAVM) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC raised its stake in GlaxoSmithKline by 1,982.8% during the third quarter.
  • Chandigarh stalking case: Vikash Barla released from jail

    Chandigarh stalking case: Vikash Barla released from jail

    Since his arrest last August, Vikas has been lodged in Chandigarh's Burail jail with his friend and co-accused Ashish. In December, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had deferred a hearing on Vikas Barala's bail plea to today.
    Keys to a Chiefs playoff victory over the Titans

    Keys to a Chiefs playoff victory over the Titans

    As of Saturday morning, 57% of the betting tickets are on the Chiefs to cover the spread while 56% of the money is on the Titans . The Titans played tough football and got the job done with the upset of Kansas City 22-21.
    Intel CEO Addresses Meltdown and Spectre CPU Flaws at CES 2018

    Intel CEO Addresses Meltdown and Spectre CPU Flaws at CES 2018

    Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars , virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. Intel proved its credentials as a jack of all trades at CES 2018 during CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote speech last night.


Most liked

Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks preview for January 10 Video
After the game, the Daily News understandably focused on the New York Knicks having scouted Markkanen ahead of last year's draft. John Wall had 35 points and 11 assists for Washington, but committed eight of its 23 turnovers.

Pope distributes image of young Nagasaki victim
Francis in his appeal Monday said of refugees and migrants: "Let us not extinguish the hope in their hearts". The photo was taken by a USA military photographer, according to the reports.

Get a quick look at Hit in this Dragon Ball FighterZ video
Players can face off using their favorite characters, including Goku , Gohan, and Vegeta in 3 vs. 3 tag battles. This was announced on Twitter after the two had a week of amicable trash talking on the social media site.

Satyam Scam: SEBI Bans PwC From Auditing Listed Firms For Two Years
In September 2017, PW had moved a consent plea with Sebi to settle the investigations relating to its role in the Satyam scam. PW firms benefited from the relationship from SCSL by having received a fee of over Rs 23 crore during 2000-2008.

Babymetal guitarist Mikio Fujioka passes away
In their social media posts, the group concluded with a salute to Allan Holdsworth , a guitar virtuoso who died previous year . Known to fans as Ko-Gami, which translates to "The Little God", Fujioka had been a member of BABYMETAL's Kami Band since 2013.

Airbus China names new CEO
Xu had previously worked in Airbus China and was most recently party secretary of the Tianjin Youth League. Chen is a 20-year Airbus veteran, having joined Airbus in 1994 as area sales director.

Padmavati officially gets renamed to Padmaavat
The film has finally received a green signal from the CBFC which awarded it a "U/A" certificate with some modifications. The producers also said they appreciate the "balanced approach" adopted by the censor board to address the situation.

Trains resume to snowbound Swiss town
Zermatt's manager, Janine Imesch, told AFP news agency there were around 13,000 tourists located in the region at present. Fortunately, the 29 people staying there were able to escape without injury by fleeing through the garage.

Oil tanker Sanchi partially explodes in East China Sea
Photos on the Chinese Ministry of Transportation's microblog showed thick black smoke pouring from the ship on Thursday morning. Officials have not yet established the cause of the collision, which happened off the coast of China, near Shanghai.

Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthi positions in Yemen
United Nations officials have been trying to get the two sides back to the negotiating table after talks collapsed in 2016. The fighting has killed at least 10,000 people and displaced millions more.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN), Roku, Inc. (ROKU)
Thomas Bailard increased its stake in Disney Walt Co (DIS) by 10.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Bank & Trust Of The Ozarks owns 10,460 shares or 0.61% of their United States portfolio. (NYSE:HD) for 11,639 shares.

Liam Neeson Adds Waze Voice Navigation to Very Particular Set of Skills
There's no reason on earth for someone to blackmail him so there's got to be a situation playing out behind the scenes. The Commuter is above all else the Liam Neeson show, and it wisely never loses sight of that throughout its runtime.

Bruins Notes: Tuukka Rask Stellar Again In Emphatic Win Over Islanders
He yielded two or fewer goals in 10 of his 11 appearances, with the lone exception a 3-2 overtime loss December 16 vs. Marchand is now up to 34 points in 30 games this season. - Danton Heinen has become a dependable forward for the B's.

TODAY'S FORECAST: Rain, high near 50
Meanwhile, a Winter Weather Warning was issued until noon Thursday for counties north and west of the Topeka area. Denton County is under a winter weather advisory Thursday afternoon, January 11, from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m.

Presidency: Trump Says He Would Beat Oprah Winfrey… But She Won't Run
It is not clear whether politics ingenue and non-candidate Winfrey has what could be framed in election terms as policies. But Trump said Tuesday he doesn't think she will ultimately put her name in the ring. "Absolutely.