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When you choose luxury flights from Nairobi to London Heathrow with Qatar Airways you are choosing award-winning service, a relaxing atmosphere and careful attention to detail. Our fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft are designed with the relaxation of our passengers in mind – this means generous legroom and maximum comfort. Sit back and enjoy the flight as our attentive cabin crew make your journey truly special.
London, a city of contrasts, offers visitors everything from world-famous international restaurants to a vibrant nightlife and a culture rich in history. No journey to London ever repeats itself, as there is always something new to discover – whether it’s a new treasure in one of the many museums or a new favourite shopping centre. As London is the financial heart of the UK, it is immensely popular with both business travellers and tourists – and at Qatar Airways we would love to fly you there.
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the largest airport in Kenya and is a major hub for both commercial and civil air transport in East Africa .
It is named after the country's first president and prime minister, and serves the country’s capital city. Efficient and friendly, passengers flying from Nairobi with Qatar Airways will find this an excellent start to their journey, with friendly staff, good facilities and a smooth, hassle-free departure experience.
Transportation and parking
Travel from the capital is reasonably easy to arrange. Official taxis, operated by Kenatco, take approximately 20-30 minutes from the centre of Nairobi to the airport, although during busy periods this can double.
An alternative to taxis are the airport shuttle coaches Citi Hoppa (distinctive yellow and green vehicles), although advice is that travellers book an official taxi as their first choice. Parking at the airport is limited with just 900 short-term and 100 long-term parking spaces in total.
Arriving in Nairobi
The airport is currently undergoing major redevelopment, with a new terminal scheduled for opening in 2016. Currently, all passengers flying from Nairobi with Qatar Airways leave from the Departures area of the old terminal.
Note that current security measures in Nairobi are exceptionally tight, so it is highly advised that passengers arrive at least 2-3 hours before their flight is due to board to clear check in and security procedures.
Facilities and amenities
There are no business facilities at the airport, although this may be addressed once the new terminal opens. A VIP lounge is available for business class and first class travellers.
Paid-for Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal, and an internet café in the Departures area is also open for passengers. A restaurant is located on the fifth floor, and a café is open in Unit 1.
Additional restaurants and drinks outlets are located in Unit 2, and cafés and snack bars can be found in Unit 3. Numerous retail outlets provide passengers with a good choice of African goods and souvenirs, luxury goods, Duty Free and accessories.
From Big Ben to the London Eye, Buckingham Palace to the Shard and Nelson’s Column, London is packed with attractions for visitors to discover. Book a flight to London with Qatar Airways and you’ll be able to wander around this eclectic city that welcomes millions of visitors from around the world every year.
Pageantry and pomp, festivals and events – London has it all. Even its transport is iconic, with London red buses and black cabs recognised all over the world. Fly to London with Qatar Airways and you’ll also discover world-class dining, exclusive shopping, luxury hotels and wellness centres, as well as surprises in every single one of its 32 boroughs.
Westminster probably has more iconic monuments and attractions packed into a small area than almost any other city in the world. Here you’ll find the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street (the home of British government), Whitehall, the Lions and Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, and a host of other things to see.
Head out of Westminster to the west and you’ll find some of London’s greatest museums such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert and the National Gallery.
Newer attractions include the London Eye – a huge Ferris wheel that gives you a spectacular view over London. For a spot of pomp, head down to Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard, or find an oasis of peace and quiet in one of the many parks dotted throughout the capital.
Flights to London with Qatar Airways land at London Heathrow, the world’s busiest air transport hub. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to London please check the visa and passport requirements.
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