Kenya Airways has called on United States investors and Kenyan business community to take advantage of the non-stop flights to New York which will link Africa to the United States.
The inaugural non-stop flight is scheduled to be flagged off the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Nairobi for the John F. Kennedy Airport on October 28, 2018.
Kenya Airways will be offering unique products as the only airline with non-stop daily flights between East Africa and the United States. New York will be the airlines 52nd destination.
The new Nairobi- New York non-stop service will be operated with Kenya Airways state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner offering passenger pleasing features.
Kenya and the United States have been close allies and have enjoyed cordial bilateral relations since independence with about 50 American companies and organisations operating in Kenya.
The US is also Kenya’s top tourist source market. A total of 95,700 tourists visited Kenya in the first 10 months of last year, a 20 percent increase in traffic every year for the past two years.
Early this month Kenya Airways introduced three non-stop flights between Nairobi and Cape Town, South Africa in line with its strategy to assert its presence and expand connectivity across Africa in a bid to open up opportunities for tourism, trade and investment.
Kenyan export earnings to the US continue to exhibit an upward trend. The main exports include apparel and clothing accessories which constitute over 60% of total domestic exports to the US.