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Kenya Airways launches direct flights between Delhi-Nairobi

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Kenya Airways has announced its commencement of flights to New Delhi. The much anticipated service marks Kenya Airways’ 57th global destination and second in India. Kenya Airways will fly to New Delhi four times a week on Boeing 767-300. The launch of this new route highlights the airline’s efforts to provide seamless travel and accessibility to travellers from Africa to Indian subcontinent and vice versa.

The new route highlights Kenya Airways ambitious growth plans to expand its network as part of its ten year growth strategy. “New Delhi is the second city after Mumbai that we will be flying to India, we intend to open four more destinations in the sub continent as part of our 10 year expansion strategy,” said Dr Titus Naikuni, managing director & chief executive Officer, Kenya Airways Group.

Kenya Airways is also pursuing a network expansion strategy that targets to link all African countries with the world. The airline also announced a right issue offer through which it hopes to raise Kshs20.7 billion from its shareholders. Proceeds from the rights issue are projected to fund implementation of an ambitious 10-year expansion plan dubbed Project Mawingu; which would see the airline increase it number of destinations from the current 56 to 115 destinations by the year 2021.

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