Kenya Airways has resumed direct daily flights to New York as it seeks to cash in on the summer season expected to push up demand for air travel.
Since January, the national carrier has been flying five times a week to America due to low demand.
KQ says the decision to ramp up the frequencies has been informed by high forward booking from passengers seeking summer tickets.
“We have increased our frequencies daily on the New York route because of high demand from passengers as we approach the summer season,” said the airline.
The move comes as a boost to the national carrier, which is fighting to fly out of the loss-making territory.
In 2018, KQ launched direct flights between New York and Nairobi, reducing connection flights between JFK Airport in the USA and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport via connective flights in the Middle East and Europe.