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IndiGo to Nairobi: Embark on an extraordinary African adventure

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IndiGo, India’s preferred airline, has announced its newest addition to the 6E network: Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This marks the airline’s 27th international destination and 105th overall. Starting from August 5, 2023, IndiGo will offer daily non-stop flights between Mumbai, India’s financial capital, and Nairobi, Kenya’s largest city. The introduction of this route signifies IndiGo’s entry into the African subcontinent and brings a host of benefits for both business and leisure travelers. It is a significant step in IndiGo’s international expansion strategy, strengthening ties between the two countries and promoting economic growth through enhanced trade and travel routes.

Boosting tourism and collaboration between Kenya and India

The introduction of direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi will enhance accessibility, benefitting business travelers and boosting tourism, cultural exchanges, and collaboration in various fields. It symbolizes the shared commitment of India and Kenya to foster mutually beneficial partnerships for growth and development.

Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, expressed his delight regarding the launch, emphasizing the importance of this direct air connection in strengthening bilateral relations between India and Kenya. With India emerging as Kenya’s third-largest trading partner and witnessing increased investments, this new route will further enhance economic ties. Kenya, the first destination country in Sub-Saharan Africa for IndiGo, offers diverse attractions such as Savannah, Lakelands, and mountain highlands. Tourists can explore the Maasai Mara, multiple National Parks, and Wildlife Reserves, opening up numerous options for safari experiences. IndiGo remains committed to delivering on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences for its valued customers.

John Chirchir, A.g. CEO of the Kenya Tourism Board, expressed his delight with the launch, stating that it is a significant milestone in their efforts to attract more visitors from India. Nairobi, being a regional hub for business and travel, provides a seamless connection for leisure tourists, business visitors, and investors. The collaborative effort between IndiGo and Kenya Airways aims to solidify Kenya’s appeal as the ultimate travel destination for Indian tourists seeking diverse experiences, ranging from wildlife safaris to beach getaways, culinary delights, thrilling adventures, and memorable occasions like weddings and honeymoons. Joint marketing and sales campaigns are expected to attract more Indian travellers to explore Kenya’s wonders.

Wonder what you can do in Kenya?

Nairobi, the vibrant gateway to Africa’s magnificent safaris, offers a captivating blend of contemporary allure and rich heritage. Visitors can enjoy thrilling wildlife encounters and experience the pulsating nightlife. Iconic attractions like the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Park, Karura Forest, Ngong Hills, and Village Market await exploration. For the ultimate safari experience, adventurers can venture to the awe-inspiring Samburu National Park, where untamed wilderness and breathtaking landscapes await discovery. Nairobi promises a multitude of thrilling escapades and unforgettable moments at every turn.

Flight Schedule

Travellers who wish to plan their journey can book tickets through IndiGo’s official website, The introduction of these flights further strengthens the airline’s international connectivity.

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