New Delhi now officially Kenya Airways’ 57th destination


24-May-2012

New Delhi becomes the airline’s 57th destination, the latest since the airline launched flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in October last year.

It is also the second destination that Kenya Airways flies to in the Indian sub-continent; the other being Mumbai.

“We are growing our presence in the Asian continent. Our decision to fly to New Delhi is informed by the growing economic linkages between Asia and Africa,” said Dr Naikuni, noting that India and China are of special importance to the airline’s growth strategy.

He added, “KQ will be flying to New Delhi four times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. I encourage Africa to take advantage of this new service which has good connections to Intra- Africa flights.”

India is significant to Kenya given the two countries’ long-standing relations dating back several centuries.

Trade between the two countries stands at about $2.5 billion annually. India is also emerging as an importance source market for Kenya’s tourism market.

Besides trade, thousands of Kenyans have studied in India; there are also many Indians living in the Kenyan Diaspora.

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