The flag carrier of Kenya, Kenya Airways has announced a launch of direct services from Nairobi to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of UAE, offering wide connectivity and added options to flyers seeking tickets on flights operating on the route. It will offer tickets for UAE bound flights operating thrice a week from July 1, 2013.
The new services will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Abu Dhabi is carrier’s second destination in UAE after Dubai, where it provides tickets for flights operating ten times a week.
The announcement comes months after the Kenyan flag carrier has signed a code share agreement with Etihad, the national airline of UAE. According to airline’s Chief Executive Officer and Group Managaing Director, the new route will provide a good link between Africa and Middle East. It will also contribute to improved connections and more choices of travel into different parts of Middle East.
Abu Dhabi International Airport remains a significant international gateway to UAE. It is a popular cosmopolitan centre of business and a tourist destination that enjoys immense popularity among business and leisure travellers who seek air travel tickets. Certainly, the launch would spell vast connections and added tickets for all sorts of flyers.
As per the schedule, flights will depart from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 1925 Hours and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 0105 the following day. While the return flights will leave Emirati city at 0205 Hours and arrive in Nairobi at 0555 on the same day.