In an attempt to boost the traffic between China and Africa, Kenya Airways has announced a new daily flight schedule between Nairobi and Guangzhou via Bangkok. Currently Kenya Airways operate four flights a week between its hub in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Guangzhou. The new flight will certainly boost the traffic in this sector along with providing flyers in the south-east Asia sector another option to travel to Bangkok via Guangzhou and vice versa.
The new daily flight will take off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 23:35 and land at Bangkok at 13:15. It shall then take-off again for onward journey to Guangzhou at 15:05 hours landing at its destination at 19:00 hours. The return flight shall take the same route.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Titus Naikuni, Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Group Manager said that the new flight will be convenient for flyers coming in from the south east and have plans to fly out to other destinations in Africa. There are a total of 48 African destinations that Kenya Airways currently services and all these will be accessible by travelers flying on the new flight. The new service linking the African continent with the Far-East will also have an impact on the economy of the developing African nations. Plus it is also a great moment for the airlines as the new flight coincides with the 36th birthday of the airlines.
China, one of the fastest developing nations in the world and a powerhouse in Asia is looking for investment opportunities in Africa. The new flight will ensure that travelers, businessmen, investors, workers and traders find an easy and convenient route direct to the heart of Africa.
Apart from the Nairobi- Guangzhou flight three new flights have also been recently introduced which connects Hong Kong and Dubai. All three have night departures. These flights are a part of the new Hong Kong summer schedule to remain operational between March 31, 2013 and October 26, 2013. The schedule also includes another flight between Dubai and Nairobi. These flights connect not only south-east Asia with the middle-east but also ensure that more and more passengers find options to connect to their onward destinations elsewhere in Africa.