Kenya Airways on Sunday, November 29 resumed direct flights to the United States, ending a near-9-month COVID-19 hiatus.
The National carrier Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka says that the return of the flights will boost KQ’s revival efforts in its global network. International flights resumed on August 1.
Captains Irene Koki Mutungi and Victor Ngunjiri, with cabin manager Jason Mose, were in charge of the first flight.
The direct flights to the U.S was inaugurated in October 2018, with the maiden flight touching down at John F Kennedy International Airport 15 hours later.
As of October 2019, KQ had made 594 flights to and from New York, with at least 105,084 passengers ferried.