AirAsia X Launches Kuala Lumpur-Nairobi Flights

New Kuala Lumpur-Nairobi (KUL-NBO) service commences on November 15, 2024

Air Asia X launches Nairobi flights
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AirAsia X (AAX) has unveiled an addition to its route network: direct flights to Nairobi, Kenya.

Starting from November 15, 2024, AAX becomes the sole low-cost carrier in Malaysia offering this vital air link to East Africa.

Kuala Lumpur-Nairobi Flight Schedule 

The Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Nairobi (NBO) route (flight D7 101) will operate four times per week, departing Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 19:00 and arriving at 23:00.


The return flight (D7 102) will depart Nairobi on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 00:30, arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 15:10.

“For more than two decades, the airline has effectively bridged the gap between Asia, Australia and beyond to Malaysia and now, we can look forward to receiving more travellers from Kenya to explore our beautiful destinations in Malaysia such as Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Langkawi and others.”

YB Dato’ Sri Tiong King Sing, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture

Strengthening Malaysia-Kenya Ties

AAX has stated it anticipates carrying over 156,000 passengers annually on this route, fostering economic opportunities for both countries.

Air Asia X launches Nairobi flights

Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X, emphasises the significance of this new venture: 

Embarking on this Africa-bound journey strengthens ties and boosts tourism sectors in both Malaysia and Kenya. Additionally, this route opens excellent connectivity opportunities to other key markets we serve, including Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand. Travellers across the region can now journey more affordably to Kenya, with a convenient stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Both Malaysia and Kenya are vibrant nations, each home to millions of people and a rich tapestry of beautiful heritages and extraordinary sceneries.