IndiGo has announced the inclusion of Nairobi as the 28th international destination in its 6E network. The airline has opened bookings for daily non-stop flights between Mumbai, India’s bustling city, and Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, starting from August 5, 2023.
This new route marks a significant milestone for IndiGo as it expands its reach into the African subcontinent, offering numerous benefits to both business and leisure travelers. It represents a key strategic move in IndiGo’s international expansion strategy, strengthening ties and promoting trade and travel routes between India and Kenya, thus fostering economic growth.
Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, expressed his delight about the launch of direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi, emphasizing the importance of strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries. He highlighted the significant developments in trade, investment, and people-to-people exchanges witnessed in recent years. With India emerging as Kenya’s third-largest trading partner and witnessing increased investments in commerce, technology, and agriculture, this new air route will further enhance economic ties and facilitate seamless connectivity. Mr. Malhotra also reaffirmed IndiGo’s commitment to providing on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences to their valued customers.
The Kenya Tourism Board Acting CEO, John Chirchir, expressed his satisfaction with IndiGo’s launch of direct flights from Mumbai to Nairobi, commencing in August 2023. He emphasized the milestone achieved in increasing the number of visitor arrivals from India, which is currently the leading Asian source market. The direct access to Nairobi, a regional business and travel hub, will undoubtedly provide leisure tourists, business visitors, and investors with seamless connections to the destination, in addition to Kenya Airways, the national carrier. Chirchir also mentioned the collaboration between Kenya and IndiGo, which includes a series of marketing and sales campaigns aimed at solidifying Kenya’s position as the preferred travel destination for Indians interested in wildlife and safaris, beach vacations, culinary experiences, adventure tourism, business meetings, events, weddings, and honeymoons.
The enhanced accessibility resulting from this new flight route will benefit business travelers and boost tourism, cultural exchanges, and collaboration in various fields. This development signifies an important milestone in the India-Kenya relationship, showcasing the shared commitment to fostering mutually beneficial partnerships for growth and development.
Nairobi, known as the vibrant gateway to Africa’s magnificent safaris, entices visitors with its blend of contemporary allure and rich heritage. The city offers an exhilarating journey where wildlife encounters and pulsating nightlife take center stage. Travelers can explore iconic attractions such as the Karen Blixen Museum, which brings Africa’s past to life, or have up-close encounters with graceful giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. The expansive Nairobi National Park is home to majestic black rhinos freely roaming in their natural habitat. Nature enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the lush enchantment of Karura Forest or conquer the breathtaking Ngong Hills. The vibrant energy of Village Market beckons with its lively ambience. For the ultimate safari experience, adventurers can venture to the awe-inspiring Samburu National Park, where untamed wilderness and awe-inspiring landscapes await discovery. Nairobi promises a multitude of thrilling escapades and unforgettable moments at every turn.
Customers who wish to plan their travel can book tickets via IndiGo’s official website, www.goIndiGo.in. The introduction of these flights will further bolster the airline’s international connectivity.
|Aug 05, 2023
|Aug 05, 2023