Kenya Airways’ new nonstop flight between Nairobi and New York marks a major milestone for the airline: Launching the airline’s first route servicing the U.S. and becoming the first airline to offer a nonstop flight between East Africa and the U.S.

Kenya Airways will operate a Boeing 787 with a capacity of 234 passengers on daily flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport and back. The flight will depart from Nairobi at 11:25 p.m. and arrive in New York the following day at 6:25 a.m. The New York flight will depart at 12:25 p.m. and land in Kenya at 10:55 a.m. the following day. This schedule will allow passengers to make connections to and from over 40 African destinations that Kenya Airways serves through its hub in Nairobi.

Tickets for the inaugural flight, which is scheduled for Oct. 28, 2018, are available for booking. For more information, visit

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