Kenya Airways takes delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

2014-04-09 10:02
Cape Town – Kenya Airways has taken delivery of a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first of nine they are expecting to add to their fleet.  

This makes them the second African airline, after Ethiopian Airways, to acquire a Dreamliner, which is considered to be the world’s most technologically-advanced airplane, offering airlines a unmatched fuel efficiency.  

iAfrica reports that the 787 will form the backbone of the airline’s future long-haul fleet and that passengers will experience larger, electronically-dimmable windows and larger overhead luggage bins.  

The plan is focused on increasing the airline's fleet size from 44 airplanes to 107 by 2021 and destinations from the 62 to 115.

Currently the Nairobi-based carrier operates an all-Boeing long-haul fleet of six 767-300ERs, four 777-200ERs and one 777-300ER.

Kenya Airways' first 787 is scheduled to begin flying regionally within Africa in the coming weeks, before beginning long-haul service to Paris in early June.  

Kenya Airways is very active on social media and shared the inauguration of their new aircraft via Twitter. 

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