Kenya Airways Ready To Launch New York Flights.The African carrier announced that it’s ready to hire over 100 pilots per year.
Kenya’s flag carrier is set to receive a final TSA letter that will grant it permission to initiate flights between its base in Nairobi (NBO) and New York (JFK). The first flight is scheduled for October 28, 2019.
The airline, which is 7.8% owned by the Air France-KLM Group, opened bookings for the direct flight to JFK back in January. By August, Kenya Airways claims that over 7,000 seats had been sold.
All flights to New York will be operated with the airline’s newest Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
Nairobi Airport, which was awarded a Category One status, is now able to operate non-stop flights to any airport in the United States.
The category upgrade arrived after Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, met with President Donald Trump in the United States. In this meeting, both countries signed agreements for more than $227 million in investment deals.