57 AND COUNTING AS KENYA AIRWAYS ADDS DEHLI
Delhi will today become Kenya Airways 57th destination, when the B767-300 takes off from Nairobi later in the day to start scheduled flights to Indias capita city. After Mumbai, served daily, this will be KQs second destination in India, to be followed in coming years by at least 4 more destinations, all to be served by nonstop flights out of Nairobi.
The new service will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, leaving Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 13.50 hrs before returning home the next day at 05.30 in the morning.
Trade and tourism links between India and Kenya have been developing since before Kenyas independence and have been growing from strength to strength in more recent times, and Indian company investments and expatriate labour has done much to keep the two countries closely aligned to each other.
The airline is planning to double its destinations from the present 57 to 115 by 2021 under the current 10 year strategic plan, with a tripled fleet which by then, including dedicated freight aircraft, should stand at 119 overall, permitting an increase in frequencies as well as flying to new destinations as previously reported here.
According to a regular source close to the airline more inaugural flights are planned in coming months, so be sure to watch this space. Meanwhile though, Happy Landings to the inaugural flight and the crew and passengers on board.