The airline will start operating the service on the route from 01 July, 2013, flying three times a week between Nairobi and Abu Dhabi.
The city of Abu Dhabi is the second KQ destination in the United Arab Emirates, after Dubai where the airline already flies to 10 times a week.
Kenya Airways' Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Titus Naikuni, said the new route will provide a vital connection between Africa and the Middle East leveraging on the relationship with Etihad Airways.
The launch of flights to Abu Dhabi comes just months after Kenya Airways signed a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The agreement allows Kenya Airways' passengers to seamlessly connect to Etihad Airways' other destinations, while also ferrying those originating from various Etihad destinations in the Middle East to different parts of Africa through Nairobi.
Kenya Airways will be flying to the city on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; departing from its Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 19:25 Hours, and arriving in Abu Dhabi at 01:05 the following day. The return flights will leave Abu Dhabi on each of those days at 02:05 Hours and arriving in Nairobiat 05:55 on the same day.