- Chidozie Uzoezie
Kenya Airways Enhances Services on Nairobi-Rome Route
Kenya Airways has enhanced services to its customers on the Nairobi-Rome route with seamless connections to unlimited African Safari destinations and enhanced on-board services.
The airline, which resumed plying the route in June, has packaged an array of services to meet the needs of its leisure and corporate customers including signing a codeshare agreement with Alitalia that will enable customers connect to 17 Italian domestic and 9 international destinations.
Kenya Airways flies 4 times a week from Rome to Nairobi deploying a newly upgraded Boeing 787-8 fleet carrying a total of 234 passengers including 30 in the Premier class and 204 in Economy.
The newly introduced Economy Comfort Seats will offer more Space of up to 8cm extra legroom compared to the rest of the Economy Class Cabin and other travel extras such as complimentary amenity kit, special pillows and a dedicated overhead cabin for guests’ carry-on luggage.
To enhance the experience of visitors hoping to explore Kenya, the airline has signed a partnership with Safarilink, a local carrier which will allow tour operators and travel agencies create unique holiday packages. This move will aid the growing number of tourists from Rome who are interested in exploring and having an adventure and experience of the continent.
The airline also offers KQ Go Wild Safaris - an unforgettable and unique safari product offered its guests to visit the Nairobi National Park with personalized and guided 4 hours game drive within the park.
In October, Kenya Airways entered an agreement with European train ticketing company, AccesRail to provide its passengers with connectivity to over 27 different train destinations in Italy from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.
Rome is Kenya Airways’ 5th European destination after London, Amsterdam, Paris and Geneva. The airline flies to 55 destinations worldwide including operating the only direct, non-stop flights from Africa to New York.
By introducing direct flights from Rome to Nairobi and direct connections to Malindi, the seamless connection will be important to the Italian community who have made Malindi their second home.