Lufthansa, which exited the Kenya market in 1991 has resumed its services in Kenya connecting Nairobi three times a week with Frankfurt Airport, one of the Europe’s key airports as well as gateway to hundreds of global destinations, offering an excellent travel solutions to Europe and to the worldwide network of Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance of Lufthansa German Airlines.
Lufthansa will now operate three times a week on the Nairobi route in the winter season that is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday using a next generation Boeing 737-700, operated by Private Air, a Switzerland-based airline that has a long history of successful and reliable operation of flights on behalf of Lufthansa. The aircraft will operate in a two-class configuration offering intercontinental Business and Economy Class cabins.
Together with Swiss International Airline this winter season, the Lufthansa Group will operate eight weekly flights to and from Nairobi, in the process offering customers seamless connections to hundreds of destinations around the globe through two of Europe’s leading hubs and already due to the increased demand during the upcoming Christmas travel season, Lufthansa will add over a dozen flights on the Nairobi route using a wide body airbus A340-300 aircraft.
According to experts, Lufthansa’s introduction of direct flights to Nairobi will support the already bourgeoning economic relationship Germany and Kenya enjoy. Germany remains Kenya’s third largest export market in Europe after the UK and Netherlands. In 2014, Kenya exported goods worth eight billion shillings to Germany. At the same time, Germany exported goods just under 2o billion shillings to Kenya.
The Lufthansa Group has a proud history in Kenya. Swiss offers five weekly flights between Nairobi and Zurich hub while Lufthansa Cargo has named one of its Boeing 777-220 Jambo Kenya something that symbolizes the significance of Kenya and the African continent on the whole as one of its most important growth markets for global air freight services.