Emirates boosts services to Nairobi

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According to Breaking Travel News, Emirates will connect more people with Nairobi (Kenya) when it switches from the current Airbus A330-200 aircraft used on one of its two daily services to a larger Boeing 777-300 ER from 1 May.

The introduction of a Boeing 777-300ER will boost capacity on the route by 1,638 seats a week, and make Nairobi an all-Boeing 777 operation for Emirates.

“Our Nairobi-Dubai service is one of our busiest routes in Africa, and it has been steadily growing since we first launched services to Kenya in October 1995 with just two weekly flights,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Southern and Central Africa.

The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER will offer 354 seats in a three-class configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy Class.

The larger aircraft also provides a total of 77 tonnes of additional cargo capacity per week on the route.

Emirates EK719 departs Dubai at 10h45 and arrives in Nairobi at 14h45, while the return flight, EK720, departs Nairobi at 16h40 and arrives in Dubai at 22h40. The second daily flight from Dubai, EK721, leaves Dubai at 16h10 and arrives in Nairobi at 20h10. The return flight EK722 departs Nairobi at 22h50 and arrives the next day in Dubai at 04h50.