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IndiGo Launches new Service Between Mumbai and Nairobi

From August 5, 2023, IndiGo will launch new daily service between Mumbai and Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi will become the carrier’s 27th international and 105th overall destination in the 6E network.

IndiGo Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (June 26, 2023), IndiGo announced the launch of new daily direct service between Mumbai and Nairobi, Kenya starting August 5, 2023. Nairobi becomes the airline’s 27 international and 105th overall destination in the 6E network, and marks IndiGo’s entry into the African subcontinent. The Kenyan capital is the vibrant gateway to Africa’s magnificent safaris, and captivates visitors with its blend of rich heritage and contemporary allure. Travelers can explore iconic attractions such as the Karen Blixen Museum, or enjoy close-up encounters with giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. The world-famous expansive Nairobi National Park is home to majestic black rhinos roaming in their natural habitat, while nature enthusiasts can also enjoy the enchantment of Karura Forest or the breathtaking Ngong Hills. Additionally, visitors can explore the vibrant Village Market, or for the more adventurous, venture to the awe-inspiring Samburu National Park.

In Monday’s announcement, IndiGo’s Head of Global Sales, Mr. Vinay Malhotra, said,

“We are delighted to announce the launch of direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi, a significant step towards strengthening the bilateral ties between India and Kenya. With India emerging as Kenya’s third largest trading partner and witnessing increased investments, this new air route will further enhance our economic ties too. Kenya is our first destination country in Sub-Saharan Africa and encompasses Savannah, Lakelands, as well as mountain highlands. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris can visit the Maasai Mara as well multiple other National Parks & Wildlife Reserves, opening numerous options for tourists. With our expanding network, we remain committed to fulfilling our promise of delivering on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences to our valued customers.”

Kenya Tourism Board’s CEO, John Chirchir, A.g., added,

“Magical Kenya is delighted with IndiGo's launch of direct flights from Mumbai to Nairobi, Kenya, starting in August 2023. This represents a significant milestone in our efforts to increase the number of visitors from India, which is the leading market in Asia. This direct access to Nairobi, Kenya's capital city and a regional hub for business and travel, will provide leisure tourists, business visitors, and investors with a seamless connection to the destination, in addition to our national carrier, Kenya Airways. We have formed a collaborative effort aimed at enhancing Kenya's status as the ultimate travel destination for Indian tourists seeking diverse experiences such as wildlife safaris, beach getaways, culinary delights, thrilling adventures, productive business meetings, and memorable occasions like weddings and honeymoons. Through our joint marketing and sales campaigns, we strive to solidify Kenya's appeal and attract more Indian travelers to explore its wonders.”

IndiGo's Schedule Between Mumbai and Nairobi - Courtesy IndiGo

Founded in 2006, IndiGo has grown into India’s largest airlines, and one of the fastest growing LCCs in the world. The carrier’s operates with a simple philosophy of providing low fares and courteous, hygienic, on-time and hassle-free service. IndiGo operates a fleet of 300 aircraft and offers over 1,800 daily flights to 78 domestic and 32 international destinations.

Source: IndiGo


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