Kenya Airways’ Nairobi to Delhi
Cutting the cake welcoming Kenya Airways to Delhi were Taner Sari, CEO Celebi India; Kiran Jain, Delhi Airport’s Head Airline Marketing & Route Development; and Bennet Stephens, Kenya Airways’ Area Manager India. A welcome reception was held on the air bridge as the aircraft arrived and the ribbon was untied: Marcel Hungerbuehler, COO DIAL; Mohan Chandra, Kenya Airways’ Commercial Director; Evanson Mwaniki, Chairman, Kenya Airways; Festus Kaberia, Kenyan High Commissioner to India; and Jain.
- Kenya Airways expanded its Asian network out of its Nairobi (NBO) hub on 15 May, connecting the Kenyan capital with the capital of India; Delhi (DEL). Flights operate four times weekly – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, returning overnight the following day – with 767-300ER aircraft. This is the airline’s second route to India after its flights to Mumbai. Kenya Airways’ CEO Titus Naikuni pointed out that India and China are of special importance to the airline’s growth strategy. He commented: “We are growing our presence in the Asian continent. Our decision to fly to New Delhi is informed by the growing economic linkages between Asia and Africa.”