DAILY FLIGHTS BY KENYA AIRWAYS TO GUANGZHOU CHINA


The Pride of Africa, the upcoming new summer schedule by Kenya Airways will see a significant upping of flights to China’s Guangzhou, from presently 4 a week to daily departures, reflecting strong demand by travelers in both directions. The new schedule also introduces three night departures from Nairobi to Dubai and on to Hong Kong, reflecting a double digit growth in traffic numbers between the Middle and Far East and Nairobi in recent months. The imminent arrival of the airline’s fifth B777, the new bird being a -300ER version compared to the existing 4 -200ER versions, will allow the airline to expand frequencies on such routes which are showing strong growth and support Kenya Airways’ plans to eventually fly to significantly more destinations in China – up to 6 overall according to information available from their strategic Plan Mawingo.

Airline analysts and aviation observers concur that the medium to longer term prospects of Kenya Airways are overwhelmingly positive despite the presently challenging business environment, which will likely result in a full year loss for KQ as a result of one off cost incurred from a major restructuring exercise and the substantially higher fuel cost, besides increased competition on the airline’s core routes overseas by in particular the Gulf carriers.

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