Emirates to Launch Third Daily Flight to Nairobi

Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, has announced that it will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya?s capital Nairobi from 1st June 2017. The additional flight will increase the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the two cities to 21 a week and give customers greater flexibility and choice. It also underscores Emirates? commitment to Kenya and confidence in the route, which has grown to become one of the airline?s busiest routes in Africa since it first launched services to the country in October 1995. Flight EK717 will become the first of the three daily departures from Dubai and leave at 0140hrs and arrive in Nairobi at 0540hrs. The return flight EK718 is also conveniently timed and will depart Nairobi at 0710hrs and land in Dubai at 1315hrs. The flight will also provide 16 tons of additional cargo capacity on the route for Kenya?s main export products such as flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as key imports such as mobile phones, pharmaceuticals and readymade garments, amongst others. Emirates has a strong presence in East Africa and in addition to Nairobi, also flies once daily to Entebbe in Uganda, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Emirates Press Release

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