Capital FM (Nairobi)

Kenya: Emirates Offers Fare Cuts to Kenyan Travellers

Nairobi — Emirates is on an aggressive network sales push, which includes discounted fares for Kenyan passengers.

The promotion will run over a 10-day period beginning Tuesday to December 2 for travel between January 22 and June 10 next year, offering discounted prices on economy fares.

From Nairobi to Dubai and the Middle East fares will be $533, to Europe will start at $851 and to China from $1,000.

Fares to North America begin at $1,268, India can be visited from $1,044, South East Asia from $738, South America from $1,727 and Australia can now be reached from $,1959.

"Emirates is already known for providing superb value for money. This network-wide initiative pushes the value bar a notch higher, making it even more attractive to embark on that trip of a lifetime, visit a relative or friend, or explore a new market for business," said Khalid Bel Jaflah, Emirates' Regional Vice President for East Africa.

"No other airline squeezes as much product and service into the ticket price. We are product and value driven. These are the guiding principles of what we do and passengers who book early will be rewarded with the best discounts through this exciting promotion," Jaflah added.

Emirates Holidays, the airline's tour operating arm, is offering savings on all land arrangements including tours and excursions, hotels, transfers and car-hire for bookings made during the promotion period.

The airline is also providing generous luggage allowances with 30kilogram (kg) of check-in baggage permitted in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class.

Emirates operates flights to 126 destinations in 74 countries and 2012 has seen a burst of new destination activity.

So far this calendar year, Emirates has started services to Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dallas Fort Worth, Seattle, Lusaka, Harare, Ho Chi Minh City, Barcelona, Lisbon, Washington DC and Adelaide.

Still to come in 2012 are Lyon and Phuket and Warsaw and Algiers to follow in the coming months.

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