Flights to Kenya and Flights from Kenya
Most flights to Kenya land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), which is located 15 kilometers from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The airport is one of the busiest in the continent and the largest in East and Central Africa.
Flights destined for the coast land at Moi International Airport (MBA), which is situated 10 kilometers northwest of Mombasa.
Other major airports in Kenya are Wilson Airport (WIL), Eldoret International Airport (EDL), Kisumu International Airport (KIS) and Malindi International Airport (MYD).
European airlines with flights to the country include KLM (from Amsterdam), Swiss International Air Lines (from Zurich) and Brussel Airlines (from Brussels). Most Nairobi flights from Europe are nonstop and take about 9 hours.
There are no direct flights to the country from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Flights from the USA and Canada go via one of the European hubs, mainly Amsterdam, London, Brussels or Zurich.
When flying from Australia or New Zealand, you normally get connecting flights in Asia, Middle East or South Africa. The most direct option is flying via Mauritius with Air Mauritius. But flying via the Persian Gulf with Emirates or via Johannesburg with South African Airlines is usually cheaper.
Airfares to Kenya Rough Guide
Flights to Nairobi from North America
Return air tickets to Kenya from the US east coast are available starting from US$1,100 to $1,400 and from the west coast from US$1,250 to $1,600 during the high seasons (December to January and from July to August).
Return air tickets to Kenya from Canada are roughly 10% more expensive.
Flights to Nairobi from Europe
Return air tickets to Kenya from Europe cost between 600 to 800 Euros.
Flights to Nairobi from Australia and New Zealand
Return airfares start from A$ 2,250 from Sydney, Melbourne or Perth and A$ 2,750 from Auckland.
Where to Book Flights to Kenya
You can book flights to Kenya online at Vayama. They provide more flights to choose from than any other web site and scan over 450 airlines giving you the lowest prices and best schedules.
If for some reason you are not able to find flights to Kenya using Vayama, the other great search engine is Cheapoair. They are especially good if you’re travelling from the US, Canada or Western Europe. They offer a wide selection of airlines, routes and fares.
As always its best to book your flights early to get the best prices. 24 weeks—about 6 months—in advance of departure for international flights and 8 weeks in advance of departure for domestic flights—according to a study by Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).
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