Emirates rocks Kenyan market with rebates of up to 28 percent


Starting this morning and ending on the 04th of May will Emirates offer Kenyan travelers up to 28 percent rebates for tickets purchases to a number of destinations, Dubai itself included but most of course beyond into the airline’s global network.

A source in Nairobi passed the information yesterday afternoon, outlining the airports to which the rebates apply.

Among them are Beijing, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Mumbai, Shanghai, Washington, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Singapore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. It was pointed out that he offer is only valid for departures between 02 May 2013, i.e. starting from today, until the 30th June this year..

This is a great three day offer which presents travelers the opportunity to experience and fly Emirates to these fantastic destinations. Customers will be able to experience the airline’s award-winning ICE in-flight entertainment system with a choice of over 1,400 channels on-demand as well as meals prepared by gourmet chefs’ said Emirates Vice President for East Africa Region, Khalid Bel Jaflah according to details attached to the communication.

Emirates flies twice a day between Dubai and Nairobi, using a Boeing B777, offering almost instant connections into their entire global network now spanning nearly 130 destinations.

Other airlines are expected to come up with similar offers not just in Kenya but across Eastern Africa, where the Gulf giants Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad – the latter flying in code share now with Kenya Airways – are battling for passengers with Africa’s market leaders Ethiopian and KQ. The rapid expansion of Turkish Airlines into all of East Africa’s key airports, with the exception – for now at least – of Bujumbura and Zanzibar, has also stirred the market considerably as the European carriers like BA, KLM/Air France, Brussels Airlines and Swiss are seemingly left to wonder how the juggernaut of the newly emerging global aviation giants can be successfully countered.

Good news for sure for travelers who got more choices than ever to fly out of Nairobi and a prices which are as affordable as ever. Watch this space for regular and breaking news from Eastern Africa’s vibrant aviation industry.

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