Korean Air to Introduce Direct Flights to Nairobi Starting June

Korean Air will launch nonstop service on June 21 fromSeoul Incheon to Nairobi in Kenya. Korean Air will become the first airlinethat operates direct flights from Northeast Asia to Nairobi, the gateway toEast Africa as well as the hottest destination in Central and South Africa.

Korean Air’s new service to Nairobi will be operatedby A330-200 aircraft with a total capacity of 226 seats. KE959 will depart fromSeoul Incheon every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 22:15 and will arrive inNairobi at 05:30 on the next day. As for the return flight, KE960 will depart fromNairobi at 10:30 every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and will arrive in SeoulIncheon at 04:50 on the next day.

“The launch of Korean Air’s nonstop service betweenSeoul Incheon and Nairobi is not only an exciting addition to the airline’sglobal network, but also serves as a catalyst in facilitating travel between NortheastAsia and Africa. With only 13 hours of flying time, it will offer passengersthe ultimate convenience in travelling between the two cities. The launch ofthis new route also means that both   business and leisure travelers will be able toenjoy utmost comfort and ease during the journey travelling with Korean Air,”comments KoreanAir’s Managing VP for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Mr. Jaeho Kim

Kenya isthe center of East Africa where hundreds of renowned international companiesand organizations are based in, including 120 foreign embassies, United NationsEnvironment Programme(UNEP), the United Nations Office and UN-Habitat.

Nairobiis home to an array of tourist attractions. Nicknamed as the “Safari Capital ofthe World”, it has several national parks where visitors can experience anintimate and authentic wildlife and nature in broad grasslands such asSerengeti, Amboseli National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve. Inaddition, Zambezi River, the fourth-longest river in Africa, as well asVictoria Falls, which is designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites,are both located on the border of the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also,Republic of Mauritius and Seychelles, two of the most popular leisuredestinations with luxurious resort areas, are located not far away fromKenya. 

KoreanAir has been serving major destinations in Africa through codesharing withKenya Airways, one of the SkyTeam alliance members. Passengers who purchase ticketsfrom Korean Air and fly with Kenya Airways can also earn Korean Air mileage. Ridingon the launch of new route to Nairobi as well as maintaining a closepartnership with Kenya Airways, Korean Air will continue to provide passengerswith a convenient schedule and wide network to Africa via its award winning hubIncheon International Airport. 


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