KENYA AIRWAYS GEARS UP FOR NON STOP FLIGHTS TO GUANGZHOU
(Posted 29th August 2013)
When Kenya Airways takes delivery of their next brand new B777-300ER, expected in late October this year, the airline will from 19th of November onwards commence three nonstop flights from Nairobi to Guangzhou in China.
Presently does KQ fly daily to Guangzhou via Bangkok, and when the new nonstop flights are introduced the services via Bangkok will be reduced to four a week, still offering daily departures. The remaining three flights to Bangkok will according to a source close to Kenya Airways fly on to Hong Kong, which from early October will then see the discontinuation of the present alternative route via Dubai, leaving HKG with three flights a week.
The growing trade, investment and tourism ties between Kenya and China – intensified during the recent visit of President Uhuru Kenyatta to China – are credited for the sharply risen demand for seats between the two countries.
From Guangzhou does Kenya Airways offer onward flights with codeshare partner China Southern to any part of the Chinese mainland, while in turn China Southern has codeshared access to several of Kenya Airways’ routes beyond Nairobi. Meanwhile was it also reconfirmed that KQ will in addition to the brand new B777 also take delivery of two brand new Embraer E190 aircraft before the end of the year, boosting regional and continental capacity as more African destination are eyed and more frequencies added in the region to airport with growing demand. Watch this space.