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Nairobi Increases Frequency of Flights as Air India Returns

By Irene Gaitirira
Published July 28, 2019

Air India has announced that it is restarting its stalled flights between Mumbai and Nairobi.Kenya Airways has increased the frequency of flights from Nairobi to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Kigali and Juba.

Kenya Airways says this is to meet higher demand in the East African regional tourist destinations during the peak travel season.

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Kenya Airways says it has increased flight frequency to the regional tourist destinations as it seeks to meet the rising demand during the peak travel season in July and August. Also benefiting from the trend, Kenya Airways says, are South Sudan’s Juba and Rwanda’s Kigali routes.

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Meanwhile Air India has announced that it is restarting its stalled flights between Mumbai and Nairobi.

Air India says the direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi are scheduled to commence on September 27, 2019.

Operating four times a week, the direct flight is expected to reduce flying time between Kenya and India from 11 to six hours.

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Among the social and economic sectors that are likely to be boosted by the direct flights between India and Kenya are education, health and tourism

India is a popular destination for Kenyans seeking healthcare and education because of affordable medical treatment, tuition fees, living expenses, without forgetting shared history as both countries are former British colonies, share the Indian Ocean travel history, speak English and are members of the 53-member Commonwealth.

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