Kenya Airways Resume Non-stop Flights to New York from Nairobi 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.

Kenya Airways on Monday resumed its non-stop flight service to New York from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

The weekly non-stop flight resumed on Sunday 29th November 2020 offering customers who book tickets before 10th December 2020 discounts. 

Allan Kilavuka CEO of Kenya Airways says the New York-Nairobi route is key toward rebuilding and reconnecting Its global network as they see great signs of optimism in the recovery of air travel since we resumed flights in July. 

“This optimism is also driven by the easing of restrictions for both transit and inbound passengers in Kenya as well as the robust health and safety measures that are in place to protect them and our staff,” said Kilavuka.

Kenya Airways suspended passenger flights to John F Kennedy Airport in New York City on March 27th 2020, with the exemption of cargo and special repatriation flights, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

“The demand for air travel is still at a fraction of the 2019 numbers and it is projected to stay suppressed for at least the next 12 months. As a result, revenues for the Airline have been low and will significantly impact earnings for the year,” said KQ Chairman Michael Joseph in a statement to shareholders on Friday.

Kenya Airways launched its inaugural flight to the United States in October 2018.


Experience working on communication and marketing departments and in the broadcast industry. Interested in sustainable development and international relations issues.

One Comment
scroll to top