IndiGo Expands Global Reach: Starts Non-Stop Flight to Nairobi

IndiGo has taken a bold step into the African market with the inauguration of its non-stop flight service to Nairobi, the captivating capital city of Kenya. This strategic move not only deepens IndiGo's global presence but also provides travelers with a seamless connection to Nairobi's wildlife encounters, urban delights, and vibrant culture.

IndiGo, the renowned no-frills airline, has marked a significant milestone in its global operations by launching direct flights to Nairobi, the vibrant capital of Kenya.

This strategic move opens a gateway to the African market for the airline, enhancing its international network to 27 destinations and its overall network to an impressive 105 destinations, according to an official statement released by IndiGo.

Nairobi Becomes 27th Overseas Destination

In a remarkable achievement, IndiGo’s non-stop flight service to Nairobi solidifies the airline’s position as a key player in the aviation industry.

The newly introduced flight, labelled 6E-1853, departs from Mumbai in the early hour of 2:10 a.m., arriving in Nairobi at 5:40 a.m. The return journey from Nairobi commences at 6:40 a.m., with a scheduled arrival in Mumbai at 3:25 p.m. (all times are local).

Flight NoDepartureDep. TimeArrivalArr. Time
6E-1853Mumbai2:10 a.m.Nairobi5:40 a.m.
6E-1854Nairobi6:40 a.m.Mumbai3:25 p.m.

IndiGo’s Inroads into the Continent

By extending its reach to Nairobi, IndiGo not only deepens its global footprint but also establishes an important link to the African continent. This move is poised to foster increased connectivity, offering travellers seamless access to diverse destinations within Africa.

Nairobi: Where Wildlife Adventures and Urban Thrills Converge

Nairobi, often hailed as the gateway to Africa’s awe-inspiring safaris, promises an enthralling blend of wildlife encounters and dynamic urban experiences.

IndiGo highlights the opportunity for visitors to explore a variety of attractions, including the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Park—home to the endangered black rhinos—and the verdant Karura Forest. The Ngong Hills, Village Market, Samburu National Park, and numerous other captivating sites further enhance Nairobi’s allure.

IndiGo’s foray into Nairobi not only enriches its route offerings but also creates an exciting prospect for travellers seeking unforgettable journeys within Africa.


The airline’s commitment to expanding its global presence is evident in this latest addition to its ever-growing network. As IndiGo continues to redefine air travel possibilities, passengers can anticipate more opportunities to explore the world, one destination at a time.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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