The national carrier made the announcement Thursday that flights to the US will now be on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week. This new change is supposed to take effect on January 15.
KQ chief executive Sebastian Mikosz said that while the decision to adjust frequency is a strategic business decision, the airline remains strongly committed to the New York route and will continue to offer non-stop services to all its guests travelling between the two cities.
An earlier statement in November cited low demand during winter season. This saw KQ cancel several scheduled flights along the new route since the launch on October 28. The flight departs from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 22:55 on the said days, arriving at John F. Kennedy (JFK) in New York at 06:25 the following day. It then departs from the US at 12:00, landing at JKIA at 10:30 the following day.