Kenya Airways, the country’s national carrier, has reduced the number of flights on the newly launched New York route from the current seven to five a week effective January 15.
The airline company has made this known on Thursday, saying that flights to the US will now be on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week.
It said: “Kenya Airways has today announced that it is adjusting the schedule for its Nairobi – New York route to 5 flights in a week effective 15th January 2019. Currently, the airline is flying this route daily.”
KQ chief executive, Sebastian Mikosz, said: “As the only airline that offers a non-stop flight between East Africa and the USA, this route remains significant to us because of the role it plays in opening more economic and tourism growth opportunities for Kenya and East Africa.
“The decision to adjust our schedule is to cater for seasonality in line with global practices that allows airlines to reduce or add frequencies based on low or high seasons.”