Kenya Airways launches New York flight

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Kenya Airways has announced the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York.

KQ has started selling tickets for the inaugural flight, which is scheduled for 28 October.

Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States.

The airline already serves Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and Asia.

KQ will operate its Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with a capacity of 234 passengers, on the route.

The flight will depart every day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 23h25, arriving at JFK Airport in New York at 06h25 the following day.

From New York it will depart at 12h25, landing at JKIA at 10h55 the following day.

Flight duration will be 15 hours east-bound and 14 hours west-bound.