KQ’s NBO-NY flight heads into turbulence? How soon?

Is the NBO-NY route sustainable for Kenya Airways really? 

Reports have emerged that Kenyan Airways is already struggling to maintain its high frequency for the route between Nairobi and New York with indications that the number would reduce from daily to thrice.

The airline is yet to refute or agree with this statement but it is undeniably clear that this would be a big blow to the new venture and to the confidence which people had on the company.

Questions have been asked around how many bookings the flight is enjoying per day which would then give a strong pointer to the sustainability. It has been indicated that those who enjoyed the inaugural were largely joy riders.

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Controversial blogger Rober Alai started this debate delving into the efficiency of the planes currently deployed to the route – the Boeing 787s against the 777s.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and some government officials were at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport where a flagging off ceremony was held for the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner before it departed.

The inaugural flight

 

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