After a seven-year hiatus, Kenya Airways will become a familiar sight in Italy again as the SkyTeam carrier looks to re-establish its link between Nairobi and Rome, with a four times weekly 787 operation from June.
Rome Fiumicino looks set to welcome back another important tailfin this summer, as Kenya Airways plans to launch four weekly 787 direct flights to the airport from Nairobi this June.
Kenya Airways had previously operated from Fiumicino until June 2012, and with the resumption of flights to Italy, this will bring the destinations the SkyTeam carrier serves in Europe to five and 55 worldwide. With this new service, Kenya Airways will offer excellent connections from Rome via its Nairobi hub to its 43 destinations in Africa.
“The addition of flights from Rome will be welcomed by both our leisure and business customers traveling to Kenya for tourism and business. Kenya is a melting pot of diverse cultures with an endless array of activities and destinations. The route opens huge opportunities for several industries such as hotels and tourism players in Kenya to grow their businesses,” said Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO Sebastian Mikosz.
According to S19 schedule data, Kenya Airways becomes the 10th carrier to serve Africa from the Italian capital city airport, joining existing airlines including Alitalia, Air Arabia Maroc, Tunisair and Neos. This summer, Fiumicino will now offer direct flights to 15 destinations on the continent, including cities in countries like Algeria, Ethiopia, Cape Verde and South Africa. As a result of this new operation, the Italian airport will offer close to 20,000 weekly seats to its African destinations this summer.