Air France to resume its flight operations between Paris and Nairobi from March 2018, after halting its services to Kenya on March 2000. The French airline, a Boeing 787-9 aircraft, will operate three flights per week for the Nairobi-Paris route. This signals rising travel demand on routes connecting the Kenyan capital to global cities.
The return is likely to bring to an end the airline’s reliance on code-shared flights with its partners for the route to Kenya’s capital. “Air France in summer 2018 season plans to resume service to Kenya, as the Skyteam member schedules Paris CDG — Nairobi operation. From 25 March 2018, Boeing 787-9 aircraft will operate this route three times a week. Reservation for this route opened late last week,” the company said in a notice.
Kenya has seen a resumption of operations by several major global carriers in recent years in a sign of increased passenger demand.
Lufthansa and Air India are some of the airlines who re-launched their flights to Kenya as a result of increased travel demands.mDutch-based charter airline TUI Netherlands last week said it would resume operations to Mombasa in November, three years after suspending the service due to insecurity.