Kenya Airways starts non-stop daily flight to New York

Kenya Airways has marked a great milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York. The national carrier starts selling today tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year.

Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America.

The airline already serves Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent and Asia.

The opening of the US destination completes an essential piece for Kenya Airways’ network, cementing its position as one of the leading African carriers.

“This is an exciting moment for us. It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa. We are honoured to contribute to the economic growth of Kenya and East Africa.” said Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz.

With over 40 American multinationals located in Nairobi and many more across Africa, the launch of daily flights is expected to further spur trade between America and Africa.

Kenya Airways will offer its customers a unique travel experience between two great gateways. It will be the fastest connection from East Africa to New York, with a 15 hours duration eastbound and 14 hours westbound.

The ultra-long-haul flight, unique to Kenya Airways network, will require 4 Pilots and 12 Flight attendants as well as 85 tons of fuel each way, making it an exceptional operation.

The airline will operate its state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a capacity of 234 passengers.

The flight will depart every day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 23:25 arriving at JFK airport in New York at 06:25 the following day.

From New York it will depart at 12:25 landing at JKIA at 10:55 the following day. Its duration will be 15 hours eastbound and 14 hours westbound.

This convenient schedule will allow connections to and from over 40 African destinations through Kenya Airways hub in Nairobi.

Isiolo Airport

About The Airport

Isiolo Airport is located on the border of Isiolo, in Isiolo County with half of the runaway extending into Meru County. Its location is approximately 283 kilometres (176 mi), by road, and about 200 kilometres (120 mi), by air, north-east of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the country’s largest civilian airport. The geographic coordinates of this airport are:0° 20′ 37.00″N, 37° 35′ 16.00″E (Latitude:0.343610; Longitude:37.587778).

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Airport Contacts (Phone Numbers)

0728 765349/0728 765360/1

Airport Gallery

Moi International Airport welcomes Condor inaugural flight from Munich

Mombasa Wednesday 22nd June 2016-Passengers flying out of Moi International Airport now have a new option for non-stop travel to Germany. Kenya Airports Authority in conjunction with the Kenya Tourism Board this morning welcomed the inaugural Condor Airline flight from Munich a Boeing 767-300.

The flight which landed at 0529Hrs, arrived with 100 passengers on board. The new addition will be operating a weekly flight to Munich every Wednesday from Moi International Airport.

The  Ag. Airport Manager, Engineer Danson Mwangi said “We are excited that Condor has added this new non-stop service to Moi International Airport. This increased air service provides our passengers with another destination for European travel, and opens up the coastal region to German tourists. “

“This is the beginning of a bright future as the tourism sector once again begins to blossom.  Mombasa is a competitive tourist destination, and Moi International Airport provides an excellent entry point for the coastal cities of Kenya and the East African Region.” Eng. Mwangi Added.

In December 2015 the Ministry of Tourism in liaison with Kenya Airport Authority initiated the Charter Incentive Program and subsidy which has waived landing fees for charters with 80% of the passengers terminating at Mombasa and Malindi for the next 2 years. The program is aimed at recovering lost business from tourist charter aircraft that used to terminate at Moi International and Malindi airports.
The government is also waiving visa fees for children under the age of 16 years to encourage family travel to Kenya.  Condor Airline is already operating another flight directly from Frankfurt to Moi International Airport twice weekly on Monday and Friday, terminating in Zanzibar.

Baggage Services

Destination Guides

Kenya has diverse attractions to offer to our visitors.  It is only a few countries around the world where one can relax on pristine sandy beaches and be able to see wildlife in all forms within a short distance.  Kenya has 60 National Parks and Reserves all with abundant wildlife.  The spectacular wildebeest migration that occurs every year in Kenya’s most visited Maasai Mara National Reserve is referred to as the 7th new wonder of the world.

The scenery of Kenya is unique, the Great Rift Valley and the snow capped Mount Kenya, lying astride the equator, are breath-taking.  There are myriads of activities which visitors can enjoy including rock climbing, white water rafting, bird watching and adventure.  Kenya is also a land endowed with cultural diversity, pleasant weather all the year round and more importantly, hospitable people.

The diversity of Kenya’s tourism products further includes, ecotourism, sports and water based tourism, conference tourism and home stay tourism.  In the northern part of the country, we have the cradle of mankind from where we all originated, making Kenya a leader in heritage tourism.  Kenya is therefore the ultimate destination offering unparalleled variety of travel and holiday experiences.

See what Kenya has to offer by visiting by browsing the Magical Kenya website

Airport Visits

This is aimed at schools, colleges and institutions.

Send a letter/email of request to the Airport of Choice via, attention to Airport Manager. You will receive a response that will give you an appointment letter.

Primary and Secondary School charges are Kshs. 2500 per group of 50pupils/students and 4 teachers. Adult groups, Colleges and university charges are kshs. 4000 per group of 50 and 4 lecturers. This caters for Facilitation and Security passes.

Traveling with Pets

Pets that fly with passengers may be accepted as baggage, paying the corresponding fare, if applicable, irrespective of the baggage allowance which the passenger has a right to.

As a general rule, these animals must be checked-in and loaded into the hold of the aircraft, where they will be placed in a container which can be obtained from some airlines.

It is important that when you make the booking or buy the ticket, whether in the airline or travel agency, you state your intention of carrying a pet on board and find out the specific conditions for their transport (identification documentation, vaccination, etc.).

Porters / Trolleys / Buggies

Baggage trolleys are available at the airport’s both departure and arrival halls and have been provided for use by passengers free of charge.

Port Health

If you feel unwell or require medical assistance while at JKIA, you may go to the Port Health Clinic at the airport.

Telephone Medical Emergency: 0705164724
Office: 0773053845/0776183068

1. Emergency medical response
2. Emergency hospital transfers
3. Travel vaccinations
4. Travel Health advise
5. Disease surveillance
6. Vector surveillance and control
7. Import and export clearance of goods of public health concern
8. Inspection and licensing of airport food premises

Travel Vaccination
You can get your yellow fever vaccine at the port health clinics located within all Kenyan airports at a cost of Ksh 3500.
It is recommended that you get your vaccination 10 days before you travel.
Always confirm with your travel agent if your intended destination requires yellow fever certification to avoid any inconveniences during departure from Kenya.

Travellers coming into Kenya from the following countries are expected to possess valid yellow fever vaccination certificates upon arrival. (These include airport transit for 12 hours or more) For more information, visit

1) Angola
2) Argentina
3) Benin
4) Bolivia
5) Brazil
6) Burkina Faso
7) Burundi
8) Cameroon
9) Central African Republic
10) Chad
11) Colombia
12) Congo
13) Cote d’Voire
14) Democratic Republic of Congo
15) Ecuador
16) Equatorial Guinea
17) Ethiopia
18) French Guyana
19) Gabon
20) Gambia
21) Ghana
22) Guinea
23) Guinea Bissau
24) Guyana
25) Kenya
26) Liberia
27) Mali
28) Mauritania
29) Niger
30) Nigeria
31) Panama
32) Paraguay
33) Sierra Leone
34) Senegal
35) South Sudan
36) Sudan
37) Suriname
38) Togo
39) Trinidad and Tobago
40) Uganda
41) Venezuela

This list may be updated according to the prevailing disease patterns.

Banking & Currency Exchange

Different Banks and Foreign Exchange bureaus have been set up at various points of the airport’s arrival and departure terminals.

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