Etihad Airways is set to resume passenger flights to East Africa with daily flights to Nairobi from May 1. The new route will establish a link between Kenya's capital and Etihad's expanding global network, contributing to the development of cultural and economic ties between the United Arab Emirates and East Africa.
Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: "We are thrilled to be restarting flights to Nairobi, a dynamic and exciting city and also the gateway to a Kenyan safari, a dream adventure for many travellers, offering a view of the diverse and magnificent wildlife of Africa."
Flight EY767 will depart Abu Dhabi at 09:05 and arrive in Nairobi at 13h15. The return flight, EY768, departs Nairobi at 18h10 and arrives in Abu Dhabi at 00h20 the following day. An Airbus A320 will operate the route, configured in business- and economy-class.
The flights will enable passengers from Kenya to connect with Etihad flights to destinations in the GCC, the US, Europe, India, and South-East Asia as well as enhancing cross-business and trade relations between the UAE and Kenya's growing economy. Tickets are now available for booking.