This holiday season, Kenya Airways is spreading festive cheer by announcing daily flights between Nairobi and New York, starting from December 1. This significant move comes as Kenya Airways celebrates five successful years of non-stop flights from its Nairobi hub to the bustling city of New York. Since its inaugural flight on October 28, 2018, Kenya Airways has soared high, airlifting more than 300,000 passengers and 6,000 tonnes of cargo on 1,700 flights, becoming the first and only carrier to establish this vital link between East Africa and the United States of America.
Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and CEO, Allan Kilavuka, expressed the airline’s dedication to this pivotal route, emphasizing its importance in connecting people, businesses, and governments of both nations. “It serves as the fastest and most vital connection for our guests within the travel and tourism industry, the business community, and governments of both countries,” Kilavuka said. “We look forward to the continuation of providing convenient onward connections for our guests to various destinations in Africa and the US, and actively contributing to the socio-economic development of Kenya and the broader African continent.”
The Nairobi–New York route plays a crucial role in Kenya’s social and economic growth, opening doors to trade, education, medical services, sports, leisure travel, and more. Furthermore, this route has made a significant impact on Kenya’s economy, particularly in exports. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), the United States ranks as one of the top export markets for Kenyan goods outside the East African Community. Despite stiff competition, the US remains a key player in Kenya’s export market, reflecting the strong economic ties between the two nations.
Beyond trade, the US also contributes significantly to Kenya’s thriving tourism industry. Last year, over 200,000 visitors from the United States explored the beauty and wonders of Kenya, showcasing the mutual fascination between these diverse cultures.
This increase in flights from Kenya Airways is not just a convenience for travelers; it symbolizes a bridge connecting nations, fostering understanding, cooperation, and shared prosperity. As the holiday season approaches, Kenya Airways invites you to embrace the spirit of togetherness and embark on a memorable journey between Nairobi and New York. Whether you’re traveling for business, reuniting with loved ones, or exploring new horizons, Kenya Airways is committed to making your travel experience seamless and joyful.
Book your tickets now and embark on a journey that transcends borders, connecting hearts and cultures. Kenya Airways, your trusted partner in travel, is here to make your Christmas travel dreams come true. Fly daily between Nairobi and New York and create lasting memories this festive season.