India is a fascinating place for any traveler, and Kenyans will now be able to get there much faster. After ten long years, Air India is now operating in Kenya again. This relaunch of commercial operations was made official on Wednesday with a flight from Mumbai to Nairobi carrying 100 passengers.
Air India is the country’s national carrier and will offer four direct flights a week to start with. As a traveler, you’ll get to choose between Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Air India will be instrumental in increasing uptake from both Tier I and II city markets of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru; and Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and others, utilizing its existing domestic infrastructure network, market knowledge and presence.
The arrival of Air India in Kenya is great news for citizens of both countries. Not only will this be a great opportunity for Kenyans to travel, 75 million passport-holding Indians will also have a chance to experience all that Kenya has to offer.
Most Kenyans travel to India regularly to get medical procedures done there, because it is cheaper than anywhere else. For others, they go to India to study, for business, or for pleasure. The return of Air India direct flights from Nairobi to Mumbai means that it will take a shorter time to get there with less hassle. In addition, this will definitely boost tourism and economic ties between India and Kenya.