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Kenya Airways Update - Singapore Air To Nairobi  
User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 5244 times:

In December, I had written a note that Kenya Airways was fast headed in the wrong direction. A new website reports that management apparently sees the same thing and is trying to fix things:


Kenya Airways strains to meet ambitious growth
http://bdafrica.com/index.php?option...ntent&task=view&id=190&Itemid=1717

What's Happening To KQ? (by 787KQ Dec 21 2006 in Civil Aviation)


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.

Airlines move in on Nairobi as Africa hub
http://bdafrica.com/index.php?option...ntent&task=view&id=135&Itemid=1693

[Edited 2007-03-19 01:01:26]

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User currently offlineGneissGuy From Singapore, joined Jul 2006, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

WOW, SQ to nairobi....... Now that's something i'm hearing for the first time here!

User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

Quoting 787KQ (Thread starter):
I also see a report that Singapore Airlines is to start service to Nairobi in April 2007

If this is happening it would've announced on 15MAR07 when the airline officially announced its summer schedule


User currently offlineGneissGuy From Singapore, joined Jul 2006, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

Doesn't seem to be any announcements of any sort from SIA. No news whatsoever here in the Singapore press and media. I'm now just beginning to suspect the reliability of the news articles....

User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4975 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).


User currently offlineSingaporeBoy From Singapore, joined May 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Singapore-Nairobi???Dont think so.....we havent heard anything about it....maybe it could be a cargo service???

User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4853 times:

Quoting Antskip (Reply 4):
maybe it could be a cargo service???

Sport on! On SQ out of BRU.



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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1449 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4844 times:

No way SQ is flying to NBO. If they are, it'll be BIG surprise to me and a whole lot other people.

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.

There's barely any premium demamnd to NBO.

Quoting SingaporeBoy (Reply 5):
maybe it could be a cargo service???

Right on, that'd be my guess too.



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User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4673 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.

There's barely any premium demamnd to NBO.

You think all those UN people fly economy!  Big grin


User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 6):
Sport on! On SQ out of BRU.

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.


User currently offlineKQ787 From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4469 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


User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 6):
Sport on! On SQ out of BRU.

Their 744F MegaArk can't make it Brussels - Johannesburg on a nonstop basis perhaps

[Edited 2007-03-19 22:41:22]

User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

I meant "spot on"...

http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/con...rts/Airports_n/nairobi1?view=Cargo

Will show you that SQ is introducing 2 weekly NBO-BRU 74F flights with the airline (Northern) Summer season.

They indeed seem to be linked with the JNB service on the way JNB-BRU.



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