Aviation breaking news – Virgin ups capacity on Nairobi route for summer


Following the upswing in demand for travel to Kenya, and from Kenya for that matter too, has Virgin just announced that they will effective ‘summer season’ this year bring a larger aircraft on the route, effectively increasing seat capacity by about 10 percent. The larger A340-600 version to be used offers 68 more seats on each of the daily flights and the airline expects the capacity increase to be absorbed by the extra demand for travel. Virgin, when launching the route to Kenya and ever since have been strong supporters of Kenya Tourism and been instrumental in the financing of a series of conservation projects, with Virgin’s public face Sir Richard Branson making regular trips to Kenya to gain firsthand experience of how these projects impact on conservation and the people.

In a related development the airline a few days ago also introduced their new A330 aircraft on the route from London to New York, offering the latest in cabin technology to passengers flying with them from Nairobi via the UK to the United States, where their US associate company ‘Jet Blue’ flies onward to key destinations across North America.