Flying to Africa is set to get more exciting. Kenya Airways, which flies Mumbai-Nairobi, is looking to introduce a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route in 2014.
Besides, KQ (the official moniker for the airline) plans to expand presence in India in a big way by increasing frequencies from Mumbai and Delhi, perhaps this year, and adding other destinations over the next few years.
“KQ operates from 56 destinations across the globe and with the acquisition of new aircraft we hope to expand our operations substantially to Europe and within Africa. India and China are particularly our focus as they are growing markets,” chief executive officer of KQ, Titus Naikuni, told DNA.
“India is without doubt a focus area for KQ. We are hoping to double our frequency from Mumbai and Delhi. The Dreamliner boasts of the latest technology in the industry and a distinctly upgraded flying experience. We are very excited about it,” said Bennet Stephens, KQ’s area manager - India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Media reports in Nairobi claimed KQ is planning to open six new destinations in India and China each, but Stephens did not confirm it. “Other destinations from India are on the anvil but not in the immediate future,” he said.