German airline Lufthansa to resume Nairobi flights after 18 years

Crew of the Lufthansa Cargo plane Boeing 777F wave the Kenyan flag after landing in Kenya for the first time at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on March 11, 2014. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • According to KTB Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa, the launch of flights by Lufthansa will enhance Nairobi’s status as a regional hub.
  • Before this, Lufthansa has over time relied on partners like Swissair and Brussels Airlines which are codeshared to connect their passengers to Nairobi.
  • The airline will leave Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub at 1110 hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (and on Fridays from December 11 to the end of January 2016).

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has welcomed the decision by the German airline Lufthansa to resume flights to Nairobi after 18 years of absence.

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