Kenya: Kenya Airways acquires another aircraft

(HornTrade) – National flag carrier Kenya Airways has taken delivery of an additional aircraft, Boeing 737-300, with an aim of satisfying the increasing travel market demands.

The aircraft will be operating the regional routes to boost the ever increasing demand. The equipment registered as 5Y-KYN has been leased from KLM.

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Titus Naikuni said that the additional aircraft was in tune with Kenya Airways strategy to increase the level of efficiency across the network by offering passengers more convenience.

With the additional B737, Kenya Airways fleet is now at 30 aircraft. The national carrier has placed orders for two Embraer 190 aircraft expected to be delivered early next year.

KYN has a seating capacity of 127 seats in economy class and 10 seats in the business class configuration.

“Kenya Airways has enhanced its operations through capacity increase, introduction of new destinations, staff training, improved connectivity and enhanced crew and aircraft utilization,” Dr.  Naikuni said.

The airline has embarked on an aggressive network expansion program to cater for the growing customer needs.

The route expansion has been accompanied by fleet modernization commitment to safety and the growing aviation standards in the continent.

Kenya Airways serves over three million passengers a year and flies to 50 destinations worldwide, 41 of them in Africa.

KQ flies to 3 destinations in Europe including Amsterdam, Paris and London and 6 destinations in Asia, including Dubai, Muscat, Mumbai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

“Our main goal is to interconnect Africa and link the entire continent to the rest of the world,” he added saying that the airline currently covers over 70 percent of the continent.


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