Kenya Airways is to open non-stop services to the Chinese city of Guangzhou in November.
The carrier, which is linked to the SkyTeam alliance, is to operate Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route.
Kenya Airways says the aircraft will be delivered in October.
It already operates daily to Guangzhou via Bangkok. The airline's chief, Titus Naikuni, says three of these seven services will be replaced by the non-stop operation.
Kenya Airways codeshares with China Southern Airlines through Guangzhou.
It adds that it is discontinuing services to Hong Kong via Dubai from the beginning of October, flying only via Bangkok three times per week.