Lufthansa will operate a non-stop service between Frankfurt and Nairobi this winter.
The German airline will roster an A340-300 aircraft on to the route, which launches on October 27 as a four-times weekly service, flying on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
From December 11 until the end of January, a fifth weekly frequency will be added on Fridays.
Outbound service LH590 will depart Frankfurt at 1110 and arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport at 2115, with return service LH591 leaving Nairobi at 2320 and landing in Frankfurt at 0555 the next day.
Lufthansa said the flight times are “thus optimally aligned to flights from Germany, Europe and the North Atlantic”.
Earlier this month, it emerged travellers booking Lufthansa Group tickets through an agent will soon face paying an extra booking fee of 16 euros (see news, June 2).