Kenya Airways will operate an additional flight to/from Amsterdam on both Saturday and Sunday during August.
From 5-21 August the extra flight will depart Nairobi in the evening at 21.15, arriving in Amsterdam the following morning at 05.00; the return flight will depart Amsterdam the same morning, at 08.55, arriving in Nairobi at 18.20.
The timings of these extra flights to the Netherlands will provide guests with improved connectivity to the US and other European destinations via Kenya Airways’ partner Air France/KLM.
The state-of-the-art B787 Dreamliner, featuring KQ’s award-winning Business Class, will operate the route.
Meanwhile, changes have been made to the airline’s Nairobi-London route. From 27 March flights will now depart Nairobi in the morning, at 09.10 – rather than at night, as previously – arriving in London at 16.15 on the same day. The return leg will depart London the same evening at 18.25, arriving in Nairobi at 05.00 on the following morning.
The change is part of Kenya Airways’ drive to offer a more convenient service, providing guests with a wider choice of connection options to and from Europe into Africa. The early arrival in Nairobi will give passengers smooth same-day connections to onward destinations across Africa.
To complement this new improved schedule, passengers departing Nairobi also have the choice of two evening departures via Paris or Amsterdam, to connect into London or regional UK points with Air France/KLM.
The B787 Dreamliner will operate on all KQ legs of the journey to London.
KQ appoints PJT Partners as transaction advisor
Kenya Airways has appointed PJT Partners as the airline’s transaction advisor on its balance sheet restructure and long-term capital refinancing, which form part of KQ’s ongoing turnaround strategy, Operation Pride. The airline is looking to raise Ksh60 billion (about US$600 million), as part of its long-term financial plans to help secure its future.
Explaining the appointment of the New York-based advisory firm, Kenya Airways GMD and CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said: “PJT Partners is a leading international investment banking firm with strategic airline advisory expertise necessary to counsel on Kenya Airways’ balance sheet restructure as well as capital raising. Their main business lines are strategic advisory, restructuring and fund placement services.
“We are at a stage where our turnaround strategy is beginning to gain traction. Over the next six to nine months we will work with PJT and they will be instrumental in assisting the airline secure its future beyond the turnaround.”
The move follows the Kenya Airways Board’s recent commissioning of a forensic audit. The Board has appointed Deloitte Consulting to perform the audit, which will support the improvement of KQ’s systems, processes and activities.
Did you know?
Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Bangkok and Paris are the world’s most-visited cities by international travellers. All of these destinations can be visited with Kenya Airways or our partners Air France/KLM.