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Reach the bustling, vibrant city of New York, ready to explore, courtesy of luxury flights from Nairobi to New York City with Qatar Airways. Arrive ready to discover the bright lights and amazing attractions of this fascinating metropolis, and let our attentive cabin crew ensure your journey is relaxed and comfortable by providing you with the very best in 5-star service.
Not only is New York City a world famous tourist destination, but it is also an economic powerhouse – home to Wall Street as well as innumerable international businesses. From towering skyscrapers to remarkable cultural institutions, the reason New York is the city that never sleeps is because there is simply so much to explore. At Qatar Airways it will be our pleasure to take you to New York City.
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.
New York has to be on almost everyone’s ‘Bucket List’ of places to visit, and flights to New York with Qatar Airways give you a unique opportunity to experience life in the Big Apple.
The ‘City that Never Sleeps’ is home to some of the most instantly-recognisable sights in the world, including the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, The Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Fly to New York with Qatar Airways for the chance to see all of these for yourself.
New York is one big tourist attraction. From Times Square and 5th Avenue, to Wall Street, Ellis Island, and Central Park - New York is packed with places to visit and sights to see.
The city is divided into five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. The one attraction that everyone comes to New York to see has to be the Statue of Liberty.
Buy an Explorer Pass, which lets you visit up to seven attractions in a 30-day period, including the Museum of Modern Art, a Rockefeller Center Tour, and a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
New York is famous for its museums and galleries, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (known as the ‘Met’ – not to be confused with the baseball team!) at the top of everyone’s ‘must-see’ list.
Flights to New York with Qatar Airways land at the iconic JFK (John F Kennedy) Airport. 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 New York please check the visa and passport requirements.
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