IndiGo commences daily direct flights to Nairobi

Boosting air connectivity with East Africa & beyond
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IndiGo commences daily direct flights to Nairobi

This new route marks IndiGo's maiden foray into the African subcontinent

IndiGo has begun daily direct flights from Mumbai to Kenyan capital Nairobi, opening doors for better connectivity between India and Africa, notably East Africa.
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India’s largest airline, IndiGo, has commenced new daily direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi, starting from Satuday, marking the 27th international and 105th overall destination in its network.

In a press statement, IndiGo says that the Mumbai-Nairobi flights is a momentous opening for IndiGo as this new route marks IndiGo’s maiden foray into the African subcontinent, representing a significant step in the airline’s international expansion strategy.

The airline says that with this direct connectivity, it aims to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travelers while fostering strategic bilateral ties between the two countries, contributing to economic growth. Not only to Kenya but even beyond into Africa as Nairobi will open doors further into the African continent for our customers.

Pieter Elbers

Pieter Elbers, CEO, IndiGo

“We are thrilled to commence our maiden flight between Mumbai and Nairobi, symbolising our arrival in the African subcontinent. First time for IndiGo touching the African soil and we could not have chosen a better location to do so. Kenya, known for its ethereal wildlife beauty and historical landmarks, is intent on enhancing its economic growth through tourism, cultural exchange, and collaboration in various fields. This aligns with our overall vision of providing accessibility and connecting people with places. This new route further enhances connectivity in the region as envisioned in IndiGo’s international growth strategy,” says Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo.

 Kipchumba Murkomen

Kipchumba Murkomen, Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary of Kenya

Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary of Kenya Kipchumba Murkomen emphasised the government’s commitment to improving air travel and infrastructure across Kenya. “As part of our aviation development policy, we aim to create a more accessible and efficient air travel network within Kenya and beyond. Indigo Air’s direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi aligns perfectly with this vision, enabling seamless connectivity and enhancing the overall travel experience for our citizens and visitors alike,” said Murkomen.

Peninah Malonza

Peninah Malonza, Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Cabinet Secretary of Kenya

Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Peninah Malonza who was present during the reception to mark the first IndiGo flight to Kenya highlighted the positive impact that the direct flight would have on the tourism industry in Kenya. ‘‘Tourism plays a vital role in our economy, and with the commencement of Indigo Air’s direct flights, we anticipate a surge in tourist arrivals from India. Kenya’s diverse wildlife, breath-taking landscapes, and rich cultural heritage will now be more accessible to Indian travellers, offering them unique and unforgettable experiences,” said Malonza.

IndiGo says that Nairobi, the vibrant gateway to Africa’s magnificent safaris, captivates visitors with its blend of contemporary allure and rich heritage. As per the regular schedule announced by IndiGo, the Mumbai-Nairobi flight will depart at 02:10 am every day, arriving in Kenyan capital at 05:40 am. On the return leg, the flight will leave at 06:40 daily, arriving at 15:25 in Mumbai.

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