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Kenya Airways Announces Daily Flights to India

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KQ Flight [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Kenya Airways (KQ) has increased the frequency of flight to India after Covid-19 restrictions in the country were lifted.

“We are excited and ready for take-off to Mumbai with daily flights from March 28, 2022, and ten weekly flights from April, 17,” the airline confirmed in a notice shared with customers.

The national carrier had decreased the number of flights to India to to three per week, resulting in a weekly passenger reduction of 400.

India is a top medical tourism destination for many Kenyans seeking specialized treatment for cancer and other diseases. The country is also frequesnted by business people, students and corporate organizations.

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Earlier in March, KQ announced a series of changes to its route network. These include increased frequency to London with daily flights, up from five weekly flights during the Covid-19 pandemic period.

Flights to Milan and Rome, which had been scheduled to return on June 8, 2022, have also been postponed. The deferral is due to decreasing passenger demand as a result of COVID-19 recovery taking longer than projected. KQ will continue to service Italy via its European destinations of London, Paris, and Amsterdam, with connections to ITA (Italia Trasporto Aereo) and Air France-KLM. In addition, the Yaoundé, Cameroon destination route is set to be suspended effective 31st May 2022.

Effective February 20, 2022, the Juba-Khartoum route started operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to accommodate Sudan Weekends (Fridays and Saturdays). From February 15, 2022, the frequency of Nairobi-Kisumu flights were reduced from 26 to 17 times weekly during the low season.

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Written by Vanessa Murrey

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