Between 3 September and 10 November, Kenya Airways will increase the number of flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the gateway to Mecca, from two to four times a week, ensuring additional capacity to ferry the pilgrims making the annual religious trip through Nairobi.
This year’s Hajj season, which is marked annually by Muslims with a pilgrimage to Mecca, will be observed in October. The additional flights are timed to enable connections to Jeddah from key markets in Africa, such as Dzaoudzi, Comoros; Lagos, Nigeria; Douala, Cameroon; Kinshasa in the DRC; Lilongwe, Malawi; and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Under the new schedule, flight KQ 330 will depart Nairobi at 20h25, arriving in Jeddah at 00h25 the following day. The return flight KQ 331 from Jeddah will take off at 01h45, landing in Nairobi at 05h45.