KQ launches flights to Geneva, Rome in a bid to grow earnings


Kenya Airways Plc has increased its route offering by launching flights to Rome, Italy, and Geneva, Switzerland – the airline’s 4th and 5th European destinations after Amsterdam, London, and Paris.

The flights will be on KQ’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner four times a week.

Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz said, “These new routes will play an important role in facilitating more commerce and tourism opportunities and strengthening Nairobi as the top business hub.”

“With 5 European destinations and 55 worldwide from Nairobi, KQ offers Africa the best connectivity to the rest of the world and vice versa.”

The new flight will depart Nairobi every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11.50pm for Genève Aéroport with a stop at Rome–Fiumicino International Airport.

The national carrier had suspended flights to Rome in 2012 after a performance review.

Swiss Ambassador Ralf Heckner said the flight signals good tidings for Kenya-Switzerland relations.

Recently, Kenya appointed its first Ambassador to Switzerland.

Geneva city is renowned as a global hub for diplomacy and banking and which hosts several international organisations in the world including the United Nations.