Lufthansa adds Nairobi to the flight schedule


Non-stop to the capital of Kenya – High demand expected especially from private travellers

Good news: From 27 October, Lufthansa will be flying to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. An aircraft of the type Airbus A340-300 will fly between Frankfurt and Nairobi four times a week in winter 2015/16 and five times a week from 11 December.

LH 590 will leave Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub every morning on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (and on Friday from 11 December 2015 to the end of January 2016) and will reach Nairobi in the evening after a journey of more than eight hours. The return aircraft will take off from Nairobi as a night flight in the late evening and lands the morning of the following day at Frankfurt Airport. The flight times are thus optimally aligned to flights from Germany, Europe and the North Atlantic.

Lufthansa expects great interest and high demand especially among leisure travellers. On the African continent, Lufthansa passengers will be able to experience an extremely lively metropolis. The Kenyan capital has numerous attractions. Guests can discover, for example, African history at the National Museum. In the city centre of Nairobi, you can experience the culinary side of Kenya in the markets and in restaurants. Or, just a few kilometres from the centre of the city with 2.7 million inhabitants, you can observe the wild African animals in Nairobi National Park.

The round trip to Nairobi can be booked from 649 euros. More information and the opportunity to book Lufthansa flights can be found online at or via the Lufthansa Service Center by calling (069) 86 799 799 (landline rate). Flights can also be booked at the Lufthansa travel agency partners and at the Lufthansa sales counters at airports. At, Lufthansa offers attractive trips for Nairobi, including flight and hotel.

The new route at a glance

Frankfurt – Nairobi (Kenya)
Airports / Three letter code / Time zone– Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 1 (FRA); Universal time +01:00 hour
– Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO); Universal time +03:00 hours.
Timetable (all times are local times; winter time)New from 25 October 2015 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
LH 590 Frankfurt 11:10 – Nairobi 21:15
LH 591 Nairobi 23:20 – Frankfurt 05:55 (the following day)
Flight duration (on average)08 hours 20 minutes
Distance6,320 km (3,412 nautical miles)
Aircraft type  Airbus A340-300

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Media Relations Lufthansa Group, 08.06.15


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