Kenya Airways is planning to double the number of flights to India that it currently operates.

Kenya Airways is planning to double the number of flights to India that it currently operates.The national carrier is understood to have sought approval for the new plans from India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Kenya Airways has requested that it be allowed to increase flights to New Delhi from Nairobi and flights to Mumbai from Nairobi to make a total of 14 services per week. The airline claims the new flights would help to support the local tourist industry and strengthen ties between the two countries.

The airline recently revealed an increase in pre-tax profit of 66.7 per cent during the first half of the year to September. According to the carrier, the FIFA World Cup in South Africa helped to boost passenger traffic growth in the region by 19.8 per cent.

“We have been concentrating a lot on people and systems in the past six months, which has at least paid off,” said Titus Naikuni, chief executive officer of Kenya Airways.

Written by Alex Cochrane.

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