I also see a report that Singapore Airlines is to start service to Nairobi in April 2007, something that I missed. If true, I am surprised, but I would expect Singapore to take most of the premium traffic headed that way, given its superior product and service.
Antskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5102 times:
Quoting GneissGuy (Reply 1): WOW, SQ to nairobi....... Now that's something I'm hearing for the first time here!
Fantastic news! Getting to NBO is so difficult at the moment from Australia.
A link SIN-NBO would be a huge improvement from going through the JNB / DXB hubs. 40 years ago the way from Australia to NBO was through MRU. Now that was direct (pity one also had to fly via CCK (smile).
787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4800 times:
Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 7): Quoting 787KQ (Thread starter):
If true, I am surprised, but I would expect Singapore to take most of the premium traffic headed that way, given its superior product and service.
BrightCedares: it was SingaporeBoy that suggested the cargo service, not me. It would be great if the rumour of a direct SIN-NBO passenger service were true, but the responses don't seem to suggest that is true, do they? At present, from MEL the way to NBO remains mostly through JNB, DXB, or MRU. But the real problem is the fares are comparatively expensive.
KQ787 From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4596 times:
Quoting 787KQ (Reply 8): You think all those UN people fly economy!
Kenya is not for the discount tourist looking for a quick bargain for a long weekend. one needs time and money to go on safari/holiday to kenya and other places in africa. i think this is the market airlines for premium passengers