Kenya Airways looks to expand


Kenya Airways is increasing its weekly frequency to 10 from the present seven flights, effective January 2003, on the Dubai-Nairobi sector.

Catherine Mwangi, corporate communications director of Kenya Airways said that the airline hoped to double frequency by the end of 2003.

The growth has been driven by the increased traffic between East Africa and the Gulf, according to a report.

The airline is eliminating first class and installing flatbeds in its newly launched business class, named Premier World, which is available at Business Class fares and is part of the airline's vision to become a world-class airline, officials said.

Alfonse M Kioko, Kenya Airways' general manager for Middle East and Asia, said the new flights' timing has been set to benefit East African traders, who come to Dubai on short business trips.