- Seeks to provide travelers from Africa with convenient connections via Nairobi to the popular tourist destination in Thailand.
- The move will expand KQ’s current network to 42 destinations.
Kenya Airways has resumed direct flights to Bangkok, three years after it suspended the route over the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement on Tuesday, the carrier said the route re-opening comes with five weekly flights from Nairobi.
"This is to provide travellers from Africa with convenient connections via Nairobi to the popular tourist destination in Thailand," said Julius Thairu, KQ's chief commercial and customer officer.
He said this would expand KQ’s current network to 42 destinations, offering travellers into and out of Africa, connections via Nairobi to Thai destination.
Mwai said the airline is taking a proactive approach in expanding international routes.
The route was launched in 2003 and suspended in 2020 a period that also saw the airline suspend the Djibouti, Mogadishu and Khartoum flights.
The Covid-19 period also saw KQ reduce flights; for instance, flights to Dubai were cut from two to once a day.
Flights to London were cut from seven to five while flights from JKIA to Johannesburg were slashed to two.
KQ hopes to bank on the re-opening of Nairobi-Bangkok route to woo more travellers during the Christmas period.
It also re-introduced daily flights to New York from December 1, a move that the carrier said will seek to tap into the growing travel demand during festivities.