Rome Fiumicino Airport looks set to welcome back another important tailfin this summer as Kenya Airways plans to launch four weekly Boeing 787 direct flights from Nairobi this June.
Kenya Airways had previously operated from Fiumicino until June 2012, and with the resumption of flights to Italy, this will bring the destinations the SkyTeam carrier serves in Europe to five and 55 worldwide.
With this new service, Kenya Airways will offer connections from Rome via its Nairobi hub to its 43 destinations in Africa.
Kenya Airways group managing director and chief executive officer, Sebastian Mikosz said: “The addition of flights from Rome will be welcomed by both our leisure and business customers travelling to Kenya for tourism and business.
“Kenya is a melting pot of diverse cultures with an endless array of activities and destinations. The route opens huge opportunities for several industries such as hotels and tourism players in Kenya to grow their businesses.
According to the summer 2019 schedule. Kenya Airways becomes the 10th carrier to serve Africa from the Italian capital city airport, joining existing airlines including Alitalia, Air Arabia Maroc, Tunisair and Neos.
This summer, Fiumicino will now offer direct flights to 15 destinations on the continent, including cities in countries like Algeria, Ethiopia, Cape Verde and South Africa. As a result of this new operation, the Italian airport will offer close to 20,000 weekly seats to its African destinations this summer.