IndiGo to Start Flights Between Mumbai and Nairobi Starting Aug 05

IndiGo, the leading domestic airline in India, is set to make its mark in Africa with the introduction of direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi. This move signifies IndiGo's ambition to become one of the major international airlines in India, while offering business and leisure travelers the opportunity to experience Kenya's breathtaking safaris and cultural attractions.

IndiGo, India’s leading domestic airline, is making rapid strides in its international expansion efforts, aiming to solidify its position as one of the largest international carriers in India. In line with this objective, IndiGo has recently unveiled Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, as its 27th international and 105th overall destination in the esteemed 6E network.

Commencing operations on August 5, 2023, IndiGo will offer daily non-stop flights between Mumbai, India’s financial hub, and Nairobi, the largest city in Kenya. This strategic move marks the airline’s debut in the African subcontinent, extending a host of benefits to both business and leisure travellers.

IndiGo Mumbai-Nairobi Flight Schedule

The inaugural IndiGo flight, designated as 6E 1853, will depart from Mumbai on August 5, 2023, at 06:10, with an estimated arrival time of 09:40 in Nairobi. The return flight, 6E 1854, will depart from Nairobi at 10:40 and reach Mumbai at 19:25.

Subsequently, regular flight operations will commence on August 6, 2023, with a departure time of 02:10 from Mumbai and an anticipated arrival time of 05:40 in Nairobi. The return flight will depart from Nairobi at 06:40 and touch down in Mumbai at 15:25.

Flight No.OriginDestinationFrequencyEffectiveDepartureArrival
6E 1853MumbaiNairobiDailyAug 05, 202306:1009:40
6E 1854NairobiMumbaiDailyAug 05, 202310:4019:25
6E 1853MumbaiNairobiDailyAug 06, 202302:1005:40
6E 1854NairobiMumbaiDailyAug 06, 202306:4015:25

Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, expressed his enthusiasm about the new route, stating,

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi, which represents a significant step towards strengthening bilateral ties between India and Kenya. With India emerging as Kenya’s third-largest trading partner and witnessing increased investments, this new air route will further enhance our economic cooperation.”

Malhotra continued, highlighting the allure of Kenya as IndiGo’s first destination in Sub-Saharan Africa, saying, “Kenya boasts diverse landscapes, including savannahs, Lakelands, and mountain highlands. Travellers from Nairobi can venture to the iconic Maasai Mara, as well as numerous other national parks and wildlife reserves, offering an array of options for tourists. With our expanding network, we remain committed to delivering timely, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences to our esteemed customers.”

A Gateway to Extraordinary Experiences

Nairobi, the vibrant capital of Kenya, has gained renown for its breathtaking safaris and rich cultural heritage. Travellers will have the opportunity to explore an array of attractions, including the renowned Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Centre, where they can intimately encounter graceful giraffes.


The Nairobi National Park serves as a haven for black rhinos, while the Karura Forest and Samburu National Park offer awe-inspiring natural wonders.

IndiGo’s foray into the Mumbai-Nairobi route not only expands the airline’s global footprint but also presents exciting opportunities for travellers seeking remarkable adventures in Kenya.

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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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