Kenya Airways to resume flights to Rome; adds new route to Geneva
Kenya Airways will resume flights to Rome and launch a new route to Geneva
Jan 23, 2019: Kenya Airways will resume flights to Rome–Fiumicino International Airport, Italy and launch a new route to Geneva, Switzerland from June 2019. The routes will be served four times a week by Boeing 787 Dreamliner, capable of transporting 234 passengers.
With this service, the airline will offer excellent connections from Rome via its Nairobi hub to its 43 destinations in Africa. Similarly, Genève Aéroport is continuing its strategy to develop its intercontinental network to better connect Geneva to growth poles worldwide and thus strengthen its African service.
“The addition of flights to Rome and Geneva will be welcomed by both our leisure and business customers. Rome with its status of a ‘global city’ is also rich with history and culture making it one of the top tourist destinations in the world while Geneva hosts the highest number of international organisations in the world such as the United Nations (UN), making it a global hub for diplomacy,” said Sebastian Mikosz, group MD and CEO, Kenya Airways.
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.
Previously, Kenya Airways operated flights to Rome, but in June 2012, the carrier announced the suspension of services as part of its cost-cutting measures following a 50 percent fall in profit for the 2011-12 financial year. The resumption of the flights to Rome and the addition of Geneva will bring Kenya Airways' European destinations to five and 55 worldwide.