KQ reduced the number of flights on the New York route from seven to five a week effective January 2019.
The airline that ferried 104,000 passengers on the New-York route between January and October 2019 had forecast its daily direct flights to the US would boost annual revenues by more than 10 percent in 2019 and 2020.
The long-haul route is aimed to encourage more business and tourist travel, with the US being one of Kenya’s biggest source of visitors.
KQ said it will charge Sh118,845 (USD 1150) on a return air ticket from Nairobi to New York, a journey that takes about 15 hours.
It will also charge about Sh77,000 (USD 713) on a one-way air ticket between the two destinations, prices that are relatively the same compared to what it was charging before the Covid-19 pandemic.
This happens as Kenya Airways looks into resuming full operations to its routes and improve its presence across the globe.
The USA being the source market for Kenya in supplying tourists, the flight will boost the Tourist Numbers who visit Kenya. Due to Corona, the numbers went down, making the industry to lose billions in terms of incomes from tourism.
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