Lufthansa ups Nairobi capacity with larger plane


(Posted 31st August 2016)

Information from Nairobi suggests that Lufthansa will now finally switch permanently to the Airbus A340 on their route from Frankfurt to the Kenyan capital, replacing the rather unpopular solution of a B737 which has carried out most of the flights to Kenya since the relaunch of services last year.
An added fourth flight per week will also, arguably, make the airline more competitive vis a vis carriers flying daily or double daily via their respective hubs in Amsterdam or Dubai, to name but two.
Traffic days for now will be Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday though later in the year, at the start of the European Winter Season, does the Saturday flight reportedly shift to Fridays.
The A340, retrofitted according to information already received a year ago with the latest Business Class seats also found in the airline’s A380, will offer a three class cabin layout of Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Lufthansa returned to Kenya last year after an unceremonious pull out in the late 1990’s. This was made possible through a route swap with much liked, and apparently still much missed Brussels Airlines, which saw the Belgian flag carrier instead take on the route to Accra. (Lufthansa owns 45 percent of Brussels Airlines’ shares which explains the circumstances of the ‘swap’)
Brussels Airlines, to the delight of their regular passengers who enjoy the ‘Savoir Vivre‘ in the air, however continues to serve Entebbe in conjunction with Kigali five times a week and operates presently a singly weekly flight to Burundi’s capital Bujumbura.

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