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Direct flights to Nairobi (NBO)

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Airport code: NBO

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Non-stop flights to Nairobi (NBO)

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Last updated on: 04-15-2021

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the largest airport in Kenya. In total there are 64 airports around the world that have direct flights to Nairobi, spread around 63 cities in 41 countries. Currently, there are 5 domestic flights to Nairobi.

Nairobi is mainly known for sightseeing & culture and adventure.

Most tourists come to Nairobi to visit Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.

This month, there are 1,901 flights arriving at Nairobi Airport, which are 63 flights per day or 3 flights per hour. On an average day, there is at least 1 flight arriving every 20 minutes.

The most frequently departed flights to Nairobi are routes from Mombasa (MBA) in Kenya and Kisumu (KIS), also in Kenya. These two routes together are operated 561 times this month, and make up for 30% of all monthly arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The longest flight to Nairobi NBO is departing from New York City (JFK). This non-stop flight takes around 15 hours and covers a distance of 7,355 miles (11,836 km).

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List of all direct flights to Nairobi

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Nairobi, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 31 airlines that fly to Nairobi. Most flights to Nairobi are operated by Kenya Airways, as they connect 43 airports to NBO. That’s around 9 times as much as Jambojet, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Nairobi. Below you can find a list of airlines that operate most NBO flights:

Business class flights to Nairobi

There are 54 airports that have flights to Nairobi in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to NBO are listed below:

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First class flights to Nairobi

If you are looking for a luxurious flight, there's a total of 4 airports to choose from that have flights to NBO in First Class.

Intercontinental flights to Nairobi

These are all non-stop intercontinental flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), as of April 2021:

* Please note that there are no direct services from Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Europe to Nairobi

Kenya AirwaysKenya Airways (SkyTeam): year-round flights from London Heathrow (LHR), seasonal flights from Rome (Fiumicino) (FCO), year-round flights from Paris (CDG) and seasonal flights from Amsterdam (AMS).

British AirwaysBritish Airways (Oneworld): year-round flights from London Heathrow (LHR).

Air AustralAir Austral: year-round flights from Paris (CDG).

Air FranceAir France (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Paris (CDG).

KLMKLM (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Amsterdam (AMS).

LufthansaLufthansa (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Frankfurt (FRA).

SwissSwiss (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Zürich (ZRH).

Non-stop flights from the US to Nairobi

Kenya AirwaysKenya Airways is currently the only airline flying non-stop from the United States to Nairobi. They fly year-round from New York City (JFK).

Non-stop flights from the Middle-East / Western Asia to Nairobi

Kenya AirwaysKenya Airways (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Dubai (DXB).

Air ArabiaAir Arabia: year-round flights from Dubai (Sharjah) (SHJ).

EmiratesEmirates: year-round flights from Dubai (DXB).

Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways: seasonal flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH).

African ExpressAfrican Express: year-round flights from Sayun (GXF).

Oman AirOman Air: seasonal flights from Muscat (MCT).

Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways (Oneworld): year-round flights from Doha (DOH).

Saudi ArabianSaudi Arabian (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Jeddah (JED).

Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Istanbul (IST).

Non-stop flights from India / South Asia to Nairobi

Kenya AirwaysKenya Airways (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Mumbai (BOM).

Air IndiaAir India (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Ahmedabad (AMD) and year-round flights from Mumbai (BOM).

Non-stop flights from China to Nairobi

Kenya AirwaysKenya Airways (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Guangzhou (CAN).

China SouthernChina Southern (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Changsha (CSX), seasonal flights from Guangzhou (CAN) and Shenzhen (SZX).

Hainan AirlinesHainan Airlines: seasonal flights from Beijing (PEK).

International flights to Nairobi

Burundi
Flights from Burundi to Nairobi

Bujumbura is the only city in Burundi with direct flights to Nairobi. From Bujumbura, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Cameroon
Flights from Cameroon to Nairobi

There are 2 airports in Cameroon that have non-stop flights to Nairobi.

From Douala and Yaoundé, you can fly with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Central African Republic
Flights from Central African Republic to Nairobi

In Central African Republic, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Bangui. From Bangui, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

China
Flights from China to Nairobi

If you are looking for a direct flight from China to Nairobi, there are 4 airports to choose from.

From Beijing, direct flights are offered by Hainan Airlines.
From Changsha, the only airline with direct flights is China Southern (SkyTeam).
From Guangzhou, you can fly non-stop with China Southern (SkyTeam) or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).
From Shenzhen, the only airline with direct flights is China Southern (SkyTeam). This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in October.

Comoros
Flights from Comoros to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Comoros that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Moroni. From Moroni, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Côte d’Ivoire
Flights from Côte d’Ivoire to Nairobi

In Côte d’Ivoire, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Abidjan. From Abidjan, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flights from Democratic Republic of the Congo to Nairobi

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are 2 airports that have direct flights to Nairobi.

From Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, you can fly with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Egypt
Flights from Egypt to Nairobi

Cairo is the only city in Egypt with direct flights to Nairobi. From Cairo, direct flights are offered by Egyptair (Star Alliance).

Ethiopia
Flights from Ethiopia to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Ethiopia that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Addis Ababa. From Addis Ababa, you can fly non-stop with Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance) or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

France
Flights from France to Nairobi

Paris is the only city in France with direct flights to Nairobi. From Paris, direct flights are offered by Air Austral, Air France (SkyTeam) and Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Germany
Flights from Germany to Nairobi

In Germany, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Frankfurt. From Frankfurt, direct flights are offered by Lufthansa (Star Alliance).

Ghana
Flights from Ghana to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Ghana that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Accra. From Accra, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

India
Flights from India to Nairobi

If you are looking for a direct flight from India to Nairobi, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From Ahmedabad, direct flights are offered by Air India (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in October.
From Mumbai, you can fly non-stop with Air India (Star Alliance) or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Italy
Flights from Italy to Nairobi

In Italy, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Rome (Fiumicino). From Rome (Fiumicino), direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam). This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in September.

Madagascar
Flights from Madagascar to Nairobi

Antananarivo is the only city in Madagascar with direct flights to Nairobi. From Antananarivo, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Malawi
Flights from Malawi to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Malawi that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Lilongwe. From Lilongwe, you can fly non-stop with Ethiopian Airlines (Star Alliance) or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Mali
Flights from Mali to Nairobi

Bamako is the only city in Mali with direct flights to Nairobi. From Bamako, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam). This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in March.

Mauritius
Flights from Mauritius to Nairobi

In Mauritius, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Mauritius. From Mauritius, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam). This route is not operational yet but will start in June.

Mayotte
Flights from Mayotte to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Mayotte that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Dzaoudzi. From Dzaoudzi, you can fly non-stop with Air Austral or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Mozambique
Flights from Mozambique to Nairobi

In Mozambique, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Nampula. From Nampula, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam). This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in April 2021.

Netherlands
Flights from Netherlands to Nairobi

Amsterdam is the only city in Netherlands with direct flights to Nairobi. From Amsterdam, you can fly non-stop with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) or KLM (SkyTeam).

Nigeria
Flights from Nigeria to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Nigeria that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Lagos. From Lagos, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Oman
Flights from Oman to Nairobi

Muscat is the only city in Oman with direct flights to Nairobi. From Muscat, direct flights are offered by Oman Air. This route is not operational yet but will start in July.

Qatar
Flights from Qatar to Nairobi

In Qatar, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Doha. From Doha, direct flights are offered by Qatar Airways (Oneworld).

Republic of the Congo
Flights from Republic of the Congo to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Republic of the Congo that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Brazzaville. From Brazzaville, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam). This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in March.

Rwanda
Flights from Rwanda to Nairobi

In Rwanda, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Kigali. From Kigali, you can fly non-stop with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) or RwandAir.

Saudi Arabia
Flights from Saudi Arabia to Nairobi

Jeddah is the only city in Saudi Arabia with direct flights to Nairobi. From Jeddah, direct flights are offered by Saudi Arabian (SkyTeam).

Seychelles
Flights from Seychelles to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Seychelles that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Mahé. From Mahé, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Somalia
Flights from Somalia to Nairobi

There are 4 airports in Somalia that have non-stop flights to Nairobi.

From Galkayo and Garowe, you can fly with Freedom Airline Express.
From Hargeisa, you can fly non-stop to Nairobi with Jubba Airways.
From Mogadishu, there are 5 airlines that have direct services to Nairobi, which are African Express, Daallo Airlines, Executive Airlines, Freedom Airline Express and Jubba Airways.

South Africa
Flights from South Africa to Nairobi

In South Africa, there are 2 airports that have direct flights to Nairobi.

From Cape Town, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).
From Johannesburg, you can fly non-stop with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) or South African Airways (Star Alliance).

South Sudan
Flights from South Sudan to Nairobi

Juba is the only city in South Sudan with direct flights to Nairobi. From Juba, you can fly non-stop with Executive Airlines or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Switzerland
Flights from Switzerland to Nairobi

In Switzerland, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Zürich. From Zürich, direct flights are offered by Swiss (Star Alliance). This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in March 2022.

Tanzania
Flights from Tanzania to Nairobi

There are 4 airports in Tanzania that have non-stop flights to Nairobi.

From Dar es Salaam, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Nairobi, which are Egyptair (Star Alliance), Kenya Airways (SkyTeam), Precision Air and Swiss (Star Alliance).
From Kilimanjaro, you can fly non-stop with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) or Precision Air.
From Musoma, you can fly non-stop to Nairobi with Coastal Aviation.
From Zanzibar, you can fly non-stop with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) or Precision Air.

Turkey
Flights from Turkey to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in Turkey that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is Istanbul. From Istanbul, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Uganda
Flights from Uganda to Nairobi

In Uganda, the only airport that has a direct connection to Nairobi is Entebbe. From Entebbe, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Nairobi, which are African Express, Kenya Airways (SkyTeam), RwandAir and Utair Express.

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Nairobi

If you are looking for a direct flight from United Arab Emirates to Nairobi, there are 3 airports to choose from.

From Abu Dhabi, direct flights are offered by Etihad Airways. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in June.
From Dubai, you can fly non-stop with Emirates or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).
From Dubai (Sharjah), you can fly non-stop to Nairobi with Air Arabia.

United Kingdom
Flights from United Kingdom to Nairobi

London Heathrow is the only city in United Kingdom with direct flights to Nairobi. From London Heathrow, you can fly non-stop with British Airways (Oneworld) or Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

United States
Flights from United States to Nairobi

There is 1 airport in United States that has a direct connection to Nairobi, which is New York City. From New York City, direct flights are offered by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Yemen
Flights from Yemen to Nairobi

Sayun is the only city in Yemen with direct flights to Nairobi. From Sayun, direct flights are offered by African Express.

Zambia
Flights from Zambia to Nairobi

In Zambia, there are 3 airports that have direct flights to Nairobi.

From Livingstone, Lusaka and Ndola, all direct flights to Nairobi are operated by Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Zimbabwe
Flights from Zimbabwe to Nairobi

If you are looking for a direct flight from Zimbabwe to Nairobi, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From Harare and Victoria Falls, you can fly with Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).

Domestic flights to Nairobi

Kenya
Flights from Kenya to Nairobi

There are 5 airports in Kenya that have non-stop domestic flights to Nairobi.

From Eldoret and Kisumu, you can fly with Fly540, Jambojet and Kenya Airways (SkyTeam).
From Malindi, you can fly non-stop with Fly540 or Jambojet.
From Mombasa, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Nairobi, which are Fly540, Jambojet, Kenya Airways (SkyTeam) and Utair Express.
From Ukunda, direct flights are offered by Jambojet.

Alternative airports near Nairobi

Flying to an alternative airport near Nairobi could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to Nairobi (NBO) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Nairobi (WIL) and Amboseli National Park (ASV).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Nairobi?

There are 2 airports in Nairobi: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Wilson Airport (WIL).

What is the best airport to fly into Nairobi?

The most convenient airport to fly into Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

How many airlines fly to Nairobi?

There are 31 airlines flying to Nairobi from 64 airports around the world, as of April 2021.

Which airlines fly to Nairobi?

Kenya Airways, Jambojet and Fly540 operate most flights to Nairobi. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Nairobi?

SkyTeam, Star Alliance and Oneworld are all flying to Nairobi.

How many nonstop flights are there to Nairobi?

There are roughly 1,901 flights arriving at Nairobi every month (or 441 flights each week), from a total of 64 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Nairobi Airport?

The official name of Nairobi Airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

What is the airport code of Nairobi Airport?

The airport code of Nairobi Airport is NBO.

What are the most popular flights to Nairobi?

Mombasa, Kisumu and Entebbe are the 3 most popular routes to Nairobi. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Nairobi, please use our flight map.

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