Kenya’s national carrier is set to resume daily flights to New York in June as it looks to cash in on the summer season.
Kenya Airways initially made daily trips to New York after it was authorized to make direct flights, but reduced the trips to five times a week.
The airline began the direct flights in October 2018.
“The New York route continues to be a strategic route for KQ and as an airline, we are firmly committed to it as we gear up for summer 2019 season, which is a high-flying season,” KQ said in a statement.
“Beginning June, Kenya Airways will increase its frequency to New York from five days a week to seven days a week. This is expected to open more opportunities for travellers to take advantage of this route during this high season,” it added.
KQ chief executive Sebastian Mikosz said the airline had gotten into a deal with Delta Airlines to enable travellers to connect from New York to other surrounding cities after using the direct flight from Nairobi.
“As part of our commitment to the New York route, we are proud to be a part of this partnership that will open up opportunities for our customers to access more destinations in North America through the John F Kennedy Airport,” he said.