Emirates adds to daily Boeing 777 services to capital of Kenya
Africa is proving a growing attraction for Dubai’s Emirates airline, particularly the east African city of Nairobi.
Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced that it will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya’s capital from 1st June 2017.
The additional flight will increase the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the two cities to 21 a week. It also underscores Emirates’ commitment to Kenya and confidence in the route, the carrier said, which has grown to become one of the airline’s busiest routes in Africa since it first launched services to the country in October 1995.
As with its other two daily flights between Dubai and Nairobi, Emirates will operate a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration. The aircraft will have eight private suites in first class, 42 lie-flat seats in business class and 304 seats in economy class.
Kenya is among Africa’s fastest-growing economies. In the second quarter of 2016, GDP increased 6.2 per cent in annual terms, accelerating from the first quarter’s 5.9 per cent annual expansion and marking the fasted pace of growth in nearly four years, according to FocusEconomics.READ MORE