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Etihad Airways to be back in Nairobi in Summer 2024

Etihad Airways has announced that it is adding Nairobi, Kenya back to its network with daily flights starting in Summer 2024.

Kenyan safari!

Starting 1st May 2024, Etihad Airways will operate a daily service between Abu Dhabi and Nairobi with the following schedule:

  • Abu Dhabi-Nairobi
  • Departure time: 09:05
  • Arrival time: 13:15
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: EY767

  • Nairobi-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 18:10
  • Arrival time: 00:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: EY768

Flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft featuring Business and Economy Class.

We are thrilled to be re-starting flights to Nairobi, a dynamic and exciting city in itself and also the gateway to a Kenyan safari, a dream adventure for many travellers, offering a view of the diverse and magnificent wildlife of Africa. Equally, we will be delighted to welcome guests from Kenya to our extraordinary home as well as offering them access to our growing global network.

said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways.

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The flights will restore commercial non-stop passenger connections between the two cities, and passengers from Kenya will be able to connect with Etihad flights to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), the United States, Europe, India and South-East Asia.

Nairobi has an exciting cultural scene, and is one of the major centres of modern African music. The city is also a stepping stone to enjoy Kenya’s legendary safari country, not least the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, where lucky visitors can view ‘the big five:’ African elephants, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, leopards and of course lions.

For East African travellers, the new Nairobi route presents stimulating opportunities to explore Abu Dhabi’s cultural gems and enjoy its famed hospitality.

Etihad last served Nairobi in 2021, operating a Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner twice-weekly service. The shift to daily operations combined with a smaller aircraft will help Etihad offer consistent and accessible travel options required to support cross-business travel and trade.

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways recently announced the addition of a second-daily flight on Kuala Lumpur route.

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