Korean Air to launch Incheon-Nairobi route this month
Good news for wealthy boarding school kids searching for their spring break do-gooder trip, or celebs looking for a new location to shoot a sexy pictorial (the only two reasons why Koreans go to Africa, really) -- no more exhausting trips that take 30 hours door-to-door.
Beginning June 21, Korean Air is launching the country’s first nonstop route to Kenya, which also marks the first nonstop flight from Northeast Asia to East Africa.
The airline predicts that travelers from China and Japan will also be utilizing this route to get to Nairobi.
The only other African route served by Korean Air is to Cairo, Egypt.
Emirates and Ethihad offer the only other flights from Korea to Nairobi via layovers in Dubai and Bangkok.
KE959 (Incheon-Nairobi) and KE960 (Nairobi-Incheon) have scheduled block times of approximately 14 hours, the longest nonstop flight for an Airbus 330-200 for the airline.
While prices vary, Top Travel estimated that prices will start around ₩2.4 million (approximately US$2,080).
The Incheon-Nairobi flights will leave from Incheon International Airport at 10:15 p.m. and Nairobi-Incheon flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 10:30 a.m.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 18 kilometers east of Nairobi.
And travelers, before you leave for Nairobi, we suggest checking out the giraffe feeding tip in our hometown secrets article. Giraffe kisses are terrible things.
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