Kenya : inauguration of the new Nairobi-New York line

Bob Godec, US ambassador to Nairobi. Photo : RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The first direct flight of history between East Africa and the United States has just been inaugurated.

A Kenyan Airways Boeing 787 Dream liner, with 234 passengers, left Nairobi to connect New York non-stop, a prestigious product for the company hoping to conquer new markets.

In front of the photographers, President Kenyatta inaugurated the historic flight.

The duration of the flight is up to 15h,that’s 5 to 6 hours less than the competitors, who all offer stops.

Two targets are at the heart of this project: luxury tourism and investors.

According to Bob Godec, US ambassador to Nairobi, “this direct flight will boost trade, reduce delivery time, generate revenue and jobs in both countries.”

© Bur-csa – A.H / Oumaima Mourtada – African Daily Voice (ADV)