Nairobi – New York daily launched by Kenya Airways

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The Kenyan national flag carrier is moving closer to launching its first-ever direct connection between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and JF Kennedy International Airport in New York after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave Kenya the Category One rating in February 2017, paving the way for direct flights subject to other permits being received by the airport and Kenya Airways.

Kenya Airways is set to launch daily flights between Nairobi and New York in October this year, the first-ever flights that will mark a milestone development in travel and tourism in East Africa through air connection between Kenya and the United States.

Kenya’s Business Daily had reported Wednesday that the airline has already secured a landing slot at JFK in New York, marking a milestone for the Kenyan national carrier that will cut the flight time between the two cities by more than seven hours.

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