Air India to boost trade between India and Kenya
Air India has relaunched flights to Nairobi after 10 years. The first flight from Mumbai to Nairobi landed yesterday with 100 passengers on board.
The return of the airline presents an opportunity for the two countries, which have shared trade, and economic ties for several years.
According To Kenya Tourism Board CEO Betty Radier, India is one of Kenya’s top tourist source markets and arrivals from India in 2018 grew by 51.9% to reach 125,032.
The return of Air India to Kenya, therefore, adds to the existing connectivity by KQ and other airlines flying into Kenya through enhancing accessibility to Kenya.
Radier further said the airline will be a big boost to the strong ties the two countries have had and will help to promote tourism, trade, improve relationships and create opportunities between the two countries.
Air India will offer four direct flights a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with plans to offer additional flights in the pipeline.