Air France Returns to Kenya after 18 Years hiatus

The French airline Air France will return to Kenya this week, 18 years after its departure, the Capital FM digital site highlights.
According to the source, the french airline went into partnership with Dutch airline KLM and Kenya Airways to launch the Paris (Charles de Gaulle) -Nairobi route from March 26nd with a link in Amsterdam-Schipol.

This route will include three flights operated by Air France, 14 weekly operated by Kenya Airways and seven by KLM, with equal frequency, all of them under codeshare regime.

Air France Senior Vice President Frank Legre mentioned that the new service will help customers benefit from an optimized travel experience between Europe and East Africa, through the three improved facilities and connections to 26 other destinations.

There is an increase in business between the two countries. Looking back on 2012, there were only 35 French companies in Kenya. We now have more than 80 French companies with operations and some of them have turned Kenya into their regional center, he added.

With this move, for the forthcoming summer the Air France-KLM group will offer a total of 51 African destinations and 489 weekly frequencies, according to European media.