NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Kenya Airways said Thursday it will suspend its flights to Vietnam's Hanoi and China's Hong Kong in October while promising to focus on Africa.
In a new winter schedule rolled out by the firm, Kenya Airways Commercial Director Vincent Coste said the airline will discontinue flights to Hong Kong and Hanoi from Oct. 29 to optimize its route network.
"This network decision will help Kenya Airways to strengthen its focus on Africa. We will continue to serve our customers to Asia through our direct flights to China and Thailand and work closely with our partners to cover the Asian continent," Coste said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
He said the move will allow Kenya Airways to operate with a better schedule to Asia with a daily flight to Bangkok and Guangzhou.
The airline will continue to serve Hong Kong and Hanoi through its partners.
Coste said the network change will also allow the national carrier to allocate more seats across its African network where the demand outlook remains strong and capacity insufficient on certain routes.