Emirates will from 1st June 2017 increase the number of weekly flights to Kenya. They will now have 3 daily flights to Kenya up from the current 2 daily flights.

As with the other two flights, Emirates will operate a Boeing 777-300ER. The plane will have eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business and 304 seats in Economy. The flight will also provide 16 tons of additional cargo capacity.

The additional flight, Flight EK717, will be leaving Dubai at 0140hrs and arriving in Nairobi at 0540hrs. The target clients for this fight are travellers on Emirates flights from India, the UK and European countries such as France, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Netherlands and Italy who will be able to connect to the flight within three hours. The return flight EK718 will depart Nairobi at 0710hrs and land in Dubai at 1315hrs. The target clients for this one will be those taking Emirates’ afternoon European flights and its fourth daily flight to New York, which is apparently popular with Kenyan travellers.

The schedules of the other two daily flights are as follows:

  • Flight EK719, departs Dubai at 1025hrs and arrives in Nairobi at 1425hrs. The return flight EK720, leaves at 1635hrs and lands in Dubai at 2240hrs.
  • Flight EK721 departs Dubai at 1600hrs and arrives in Nairobi at 2010hrs. The return flight EK722 leaves Nairobi at 2245hrs and arrives back in Dubai at 0450hrs the next morning.

Emirates is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and commenced operations in October 1985. It operates over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 154 cities in 81 countries across six continents. It has operated flights to Nairobi since October 1995.