“The decision to adjust our schedule is to cater for seasonality in line with global practices that allows airlines to reduce or add frequencies based on low or high seasons.”

He noted that they would evaluate the option of reverting to daily flights for the route next summer, just as they've been doing for the Paris and Amsterdam routes.

Winter demand

An earlier statement in November cited low demand during winter season. This saw KQ cancel several scheduled flights along the new route since the launch on October 28.

The airline departs from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 22:55 on the said days, arriving at John F. Kennedy (JFK) in New York at 06:25 the following day. It then departs from the US at 12:00, landing at JKIA at 10:30 the following day.

KQ started flying to New York on October 28 with the intentions of having daily flights between the US and Kenya.

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