August 14, 2020: Kenya Airways is planning to resume its fifth freedom flight to China from the week beginning October 25.

Fifth freedom flights allow an airline to carry passengers between two countries, neither of which are the country where the carrier is based.

Kenya Airways is expected to resume services between Nairobi and Guangzhou, China, stopping over at Bangkok, Thailand. The service will enable travelers to take advantage of the carrier's fifth freedom rights between Bangkok and Guangzhou, as per

From October, the airline will be running its regular daily service operated by B787-8s. Guangzhou is the most in-demand city in China for travellers to and from Africa and is known as the %u2018African capital' of the country.

An estimated 138,545 passengers flew from Guangzhou and Bangkok with Kenya Airways last year, which is a seat load factor of 81 percent.

On August 1, Kenya resumed international air travel. Since the pandemic began, the carrier has been doing repartition and cargo flights.

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