Focus especially in the air travel industry now shifts to the new route on the national carrier’s map – USA. Kenya Airways will on the 28th of October 2018 make it’s inaugural flight to the JF Kennedy Airport in the United States of America.
The non-stop flight will cover some 13,713 kilometres making the flight historical as there has been no other such arrangement. This is especially welcome news for the Optiven customers in the United States where now they can easily plan for their visits to the motherland and enjoy their investments with the wide range of products on offer by the Optiven Group.
Speaking ahead of the maiden flight from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, George Wachiuri, the Chief Executive at the Optiven Group said; “Kenya is on the great move and investors are keen to see the fruits of their investments… the new flight on the global map will provide an impetus for such investors key of which are Optiven Customers living and working in the diaspora”.
According to Wachiuri, the new flights will minimize the number of hours spent on travelling where for only 14 hours, travelers are able to arrive in the country and do their business thus saving time. Speaking on the Optiven Group engagement in the United State of America, Wachiuri says,
“As the Optiven Group we have invested in the USA by opening up a functional office in Kansas where we provide a one stop operation portal to meet the needs of our clients. Already we have opened doors for our customers to interact with us online even when they are away from Kenya. At the Optiven Group we are known for our welcoming customer service and are always available to meet and greet all our customers.”
His remarks come three months shy of the official opening of the first Optiven Group office in the United States of America at 9308 W 87th, Overland Park, KS 66212. The Kansas office will serve customers readily enabling them to sign their transfer documents abroad and where payments are complete, title deeds will be issued on demand without travelling to Kenya.
Those who finish paying for their properties can pick their titles deeds without travelling to Kenya. The company expects to leverage the performance of the new office to consider expansion into the United States and Europe in the near future. Wachiuri has termed the introduction of direct flights to the United States from the heart of Africa, that is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a game changer in different aspects.
He noted that the people of Kenya will among other things benefit from gaining employment opportunities, while the number of tourists and foreign direct investors will boost both the tourism sector, open up the business opportunities in Kenya to the local community and stamp Kenya firmly on the global map.
His sentiments echo those of the Cabinet Secretary for Transport Mr. James Macharia who says the number of tourists to Kenya is expected to rise from the current 97,000 to 120,000 per year. Wachiuri noted that the time for the new route on the Kenya Airways map could not have come at a better time, considering the uptake of the tickets. According to statistics from the national carrier, the sale of tickets for the inaugural flight was kicked off in January 2018.
The tickets for the said flight were sold out by the end of the first quarter, which Wachiuri adds, signals the hunger to fill that gap in providing solutions for travelers to and from the USA. The pact to sign for direct flights to the USA from Kenya was first signed in 2008 under the Bilateral Service Agreement.
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