Kenya Airways has launched a flight to Geneva and Rome in a bid to expand its network strategy. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The flight to Geneva will depart from Nairobi on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 23h50, with a stop at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport.

Kenya Airways CEO, Sebastian Mikosz, said the flight would play a vital role in boosting tourism opportunities and strengthening Nairobi as a preferred business hub. “With five European destination, and 55 worldwide from Nairobi, KQ offers Africa the best connectivity to the rest of the world.”

The Geneva flights will be connected to Nairobi as circular flights with Rome, which is one of the source markets for corporate and leisure travellers, with records showing that over 65 000 tourists from Italy visited Kenya in 2018.