Emirates boost Nairobi capacity

Emirates adds a Boeing 777-300 ER on Nairobi route
Emirates adds a Boeing 777-300 ER on Nairobi route

Emirates has increased its capacity on the Nairobi route.

The airline recently announced its intent to switch from the current Airbus A330-200 aircraft used on one of the two daily services to a Boeing 777-300 ER from 1 May.

The Boeing 777-300ER will boost capacity by 1638 seats a week, and make Nairobi an all-Boeing 777 operation for Emirates.

“Our Nairobi-Dubai service is one of our busiest routes in Africa and has been steadily growing. Nairobi is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers. We anticipate that our additional capacity will stimulate further growth in both tourism and business traffic on the route,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president, commercial operations, Latin America, Southern and Central Africa.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will offer 354 seats in a three-class configuration, with eight in first class, 42 in business class and 304 in economy.

Emirates EK 719 departs Dubai at 1045hrs and arrives in Nairobi at 1445hrs, while the return flight, EK 720, departs Nairobi at 1640hrs and arrives in Dubai at 2240hrs. The second daily flight from Dubai, EK 721, leaves Dubai at 1610hrs and arrives in Nairobi at 2010hrs. The return flight EK 722 departs Nairobi at 2250hrs and arrives the next day in Dubai at 0450hrs.

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