Kenya Airways signed an order of 787-8 Dreamliners with Boeing
Kenya Airways signed an order for three additional 787-8 Dreamliners with Boeing. The airline now has nine 787s on order, and also holds four options for Boeing’s new airplane. Since 1996, Kenya Airways has ordered 19 aircrafts directly from Boeing and currently operates another 12 Boeing airplanes on lease. The airline’s original order for six Boeing 787s was made in March and included six options.
The three additional 787s will be added to Boeing’s orders & deliveries web site this week.
“We have had remarkable success,” Titus Naikuni of Kenya Airways declared in a statement today. “When one weighs the operational advantage these two models bring in tandem, we felt it most prudent that we move now to ensure Kenya Airways retains the best value, and brings a world-class standard of service, for visitors flying to the wide open spaces of Africa.”
With the delivery of a Boeing 777-200ER in 2004, Kenya Airways became the first carrier in sub-Sahara Africa to offer 777 service to and from the region. The airline has complemented its fleet of so-called “Next-Generation 737s” with three new 737-800s this year and is expected to take delivery of its fourth 777 in February next year.
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