AI to start flying on Mumbai to Nairobi route from Nov 27

Mumbai: Disinvestment-bound Air India on Monday announced it will start flight services to the Kenyan capital Nairobi from Mumbai, starting November 27, after a delay of two months.

The four-times-a-week non-stop fight will be operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a 256 seat Boeing 787 in two-class configuration, business and economy, the airline said in a release. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had in June announced through his twitter handle that "Air India will begin its direct flight services on the Mumbai-Nairobi route from September 27."

Air India will be the only domestic carrier to operate to Kenya from India- fulfilling a long-felt demand from wild- life enthusiasts, tourists, trading community and professionals for a non-stop air connectivity to Nairobi, the release stated.

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