Nairobi, 2014-10-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya Airways has received two new modern aircrafts with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircrafts to 40.The airline’s first next generation B737-800 touched down at Kenya Airways’ hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Sunday (October 19, 2014) at 1700 hours, while its sixth B787 Dreamliner landed this morning (Monday, October 20, 2014).
Kenya Airways’ outgoing Group Managing Director and CEO Titus Naikuni said that delivery of the two aircrafts is a continuation of the airline’s ongoing fleet renewal programme.
“This year has seen tremendous growth in our fleet. This is the year we began adding our flagship aircraft, the modern Dreamliners, onto our fleet. This delivery marks a new chapter for us as we begin acquiring the newer model B737-800 to replace the existing ones. These new aircrafts not only bring down the average age of our fleet significantly, but also boost our capability. This will enable us to introduce new flights, besides increasing frequency on existing ones,” Dr. Naikuni.
On his part, the Chairman of the Kenya Airways’ Board of Directors Evanson Mwaniki, who was on the B787 Dreamliner said: “I am excited to be witnessing this modernization of the Kenya Airways’ fleet. This paves way for us to continue playing our strategic role of facilitating sustainable development in Africa by opening up the continent to the rest of the world and enabling connectivity among African countries”.
Kenya Airways expects two more B737 aircrafts this year, in addition to three more B787 Dreamliner aircrafts in 2015.
The B737-800 is the first of Kenya Airways’such aircrafts with Boeing Sky Interior. The airline expects four more such aircrafts.The Boeing 737-800 aircraft is the best-selling version of the successful Next-Generation 737 family. It is known for its reliability, fuel efficiency and economic performance.
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 65 destinations worldwide, 38 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 37 aircraft fleet being one of the most modern in Africa and includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Most recently it has scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com. For further information: Kenya Airways Corporate Communications on Tel: +254-20-6422290| Web: www.kenya-airways.com.