KQ Chief executive Allan Kilavuka [Photo: Citizen TV]
Oct, 30th 2020 – Kenya Airways, is set to resume direct flights to New York City. According to reports the first flight from Nairobi to New York will be tomorrow night.
The services were suspended due to the global health crisis and have not been offered for the past seven months. The carrier will initially operate just two weekly flights on the route. They will depart on Wednesdays and Sundays and with time, the airline will increase the frequency to three times a week that is Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, to leave Nairobi.
The first flight scheduled to leave Nairobi for New York will occur on 31st October as flight KQ2 at 23:25 while the flight scheduled to arrive the next day will be at 06:25 meaning the total travel time will be 15 hours.
With just about a day to the first flight, KQ Chief executive Allan Kilavuka said that the airline has a 40% load factor in early bookings for the first trip to the US.
He is optimistic that there will be no surge in the numbers of infections due to the flight operating as everyone on board would have more space to stretch out.
He also said that Kenya Airways remains concerned regarding the impact of the US elections on the New York direct Flights.