German Airline Lufthansa Resumes Direct Passenger Flights Service To Nairobi

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German airline Lufthansa said it has resumed direct passenger flight service to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, ending 18 years of absence.
The airline, which is Germany’s biggest, is making a comeback to the Kenyan airspace for the second time with direct flights to Frankfurt.
Lufthansa’s return brings to an end its reliance on code-shared flights with its partners, the Swiss and Brussels Airlines, to connect passengers to Nairobi.
The German carrier, which has been operating four weekly cargo flights to Nairobi, is deploying an Airbus A340-300 for the passenger service and will be handled by Africa Flight Services, the company associated with billionaire businessman Peter Muthoka.
Kenya’s ambassador to Germany, Joseph Magut said Lufthansa’s return to Nairobi was an endorsement of the milestones the country has realised in dealing with the security challenges.
“It is a show of confidence in our economy and deepens Nairobi’s status and East Africa’s aviation hub,” Mr Magut said.
He stated that the direct flights should keep the flow of German tourists to Kenya steady, adding that Germany remains one of Kenya’s most steady tourism source markets that accounts for nearly 70,000 visitors every year.


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