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Uhuru to fly in inaugural Kenya Airways flight to US in October

By EDDY KAGERA January 15th, 2018 1 min read

President Uhuru Kenyatta will be on the inaugural Kenya Airways direct flight to New York, United States in October.

KQ issued the head of state with a dummy ticket on Monday.

The news was announced by Jubilee Party via their verified Twitter handle.

KQ is set to commence daily flights between Nairobi and New York in October, marking a historic milestone for the national carrier that will cut the flight time between the two cities by more than seven hours.

The maiden flight will start on October 28.


Travellers have started booking advance tickets for the airline’s maiden flight to the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

KQ is charging a floor price of $869 for a return ticket on the direct flight.

Kenya Airways has already secured a landing slot at JFK.

The trans-Atlantic flights, scheduled to depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 10:30pm everyday, will last 15 hours.

This is a reduction from the current flight time of over 22 hours, including lengthy layovers.