Kenya aviation news – Delhi set to become Kenya Airways’ second Indian destination


The Pride of Africa is set to launch flights to Delhi, Indias capital city, from the 15th of May onwards, extending their operations to a second destination on the subcontinent after having flown for many years to Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay.
The airline will fly from their hub in Nairobi four times a week, to start with, using a B767-300 aircraft on the route, and traffic days have been confirmed for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It is expected that this flight will eventually go daily, as loads justify the gradual increase in operations. Besides offering 196 seats in economy class and 20 flat bed seats in business class each flight will also be able to uplift up to 10 tons of palletized air cargo..
Only last week did the airlines CEO Dr. Titus Naikuni during a media presentation at the Nairobi Serena Hotel offer a glimpse into Kenya Airways ambitious 10 year plan, which foresees a particular focus on India and China, as Kenya has close economic ties with both countries and seeks to attract more tourist visitors too from the two most populous nations in the world. As and when new long haul aircraft become available to Kenya Airways, India will see additional gateways open up and it has been projected that a total of 6 major cities will then be connected to Nairobi with nonstop flights. For now however there is a countdown ticking over the next two months before Dehli goes online, so watch this space for more announcements nearer to the time.