Kenyan carrier to reduce flights to New York in early 2019

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-06 22:57:07|Editor: yan
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NAIROBI, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kenya Airways said Thursday it will reduce flight schedules on its newly launched Nairobi-New York route from the current seven a week to five in mid-January 2019.

Sebastian Mikosz, Kenya Airways CEO, said in a statement that the change in frequency is a strategic business decision and is also due to the expected change in demand for the flight schedule in the early parts of 2019.

Mikosz said that the carrier which began daily flights from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the John F. Kennedy International Airport on October 28, remains strongly committed to the New York route and will continue to offer non-stop services.

"The decision to adjust our schedule is to cater for seasonality in line with global practices that allows airlines to reduce or add frequencies based on low or high seasons. We will evaluate the option of reverting back to daily flights for this route next summer as we have been doing for our Paris and Amsterdam flights," he said.

Kenya Airways already serves at least 40 destinations in Africa alone and also flies to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Indian sub continent.