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Air France add two more weekly Boeing flights to Kenya in April | Coastweek

Air France to add two more weekly flights to Kenya in April : Air France will operate the latest generation aircraft on the route - Boeing 787- 9 equipped with the state-of-the-art cabin features to ensure a superior customer experience. PHOTO - AIR FRANCE

 

Air France add two more weekly Boeing flights to Kenya in April

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- French national carrier, Air France, announced on Friday it will launch two additional weekly flights to Kenya’s capital Nairobi from April as part of expansion into African network.

Arthur Dieffenthaler, Air France general manager for eastern Africa region said the move will also benefit French and Kenyan companies especially in horticulture, pharmaceuticals and other businesses that depend on air transport.

"We will be increasing our flights on the Paris-Nairobi route to five flights a week and we are confident that we will continue this growth in the coming years," Dieffenthaler said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

The airline official said increased flights between Charles de Gaulle Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is part of the airline’s strategy to expand its African network.

Air France last year resumed flights to Nairobi after an 18-year hiatus.

This month marks its 1st anniversary since resuming the route.

"Our partnership with KQ has been mutually fruitful with demand growing and also from exchange of aviation knowledge on the European and African markets," said Dieffenthaler.

The airline official was speaking during an event that brought together French companies in Kenya, organized by the French Chamber of Commerce ahead of the state visit to Kenya by the French President, Emmanuel Macron.

He added that following resumption of flights to Nairobi, the airline has seen increased demand attributable to growing trade between Kenya and France.

The latter also ranks among Kenya’s most significant tourism markets.

"Immediately we resumed flights on the Paris-Nairobi route, we recorded higher bookings with our partner Kenya Airways.

"Our return to this market signifies the confidence we have in strengthened ties between Kenya and France," Dieffenthaler said.

Air France also entered into a joint venture partnership with Kenya Airways (KQ) in 2018.

The two airlines will jointly operate 12 flights a week on the Nairobi-Paris route. Air France also operates a cargo flight into Kenya.
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UPDATE:

Air France launches customer reward campaign

Nairobi Air France customers flying out of Nairobi to Europe and North America will enjoy 30 per cent off their fares thanks to the airlines’ latest promotion to reward its clients as part of its first anniversary celebrations.

The campaign comes hot on the heels of Air France’s recent announcement to launch two additional weekly flights to Nairobi beginning April 1. The move will see the airline operate five weekly flights in total with plans to soon start a daily operation.

The 30 per cent off discount, which is styled as a flash sale is set to coincide with the company’s first birthday since its return to Kenya and is slated to take place on March 26th 2019.

The increased flights between Charles de Gaulle Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is part of the airline’s strategy to expand its African network.

Air France last year resumed flights to Nairobi after an eighteen-year hiatus.

This month marks its first 1st anniversary since resuming the route.

"We will be increasing our flights on the Paris-Nairobi route to five flights a week.

"We further plan to launch daily flights in 2020.

"This is part of our strategic repositioning in the African market," said Mr. Arthur Dieffenthaler, Air France General Manager for Eastern Africa region.

Air France, which operates a joint venture with KLM as Air-France-KLM, also entered into a joint venture partnership with Kenya Airways (KQ) in 2018.

The two airlines jointly operate 12 flights a week on the Nairobi-Paris route. Air France also operates a cargo flight into Kenya.

Air France has been flying to Africa since 1933. Europe-Africa is one of the airline’s key routes where it enjoys 20 per cent market share.

Air France-KLM Group flies to 48 destinations on the continent.

             

 

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