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Kenya’s first 787 Dreamliner arrives today

Kenya Airways' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 5Y-KZA.

Boeing and Kenya Airways are celebrating the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft departed Paine Field in Everett on Friday 4 April 2014 for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Arrival in Nairobi will be today, Saturday 5 April, between 11am and 12 noon. […]

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Kenya Airways expands cooperation with KLM as profits rise

Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni.

Kenya Airways has expanded its cooperation with KLM within Africa as it announced improved profitability in 2013. Meanwhile, the contract of the airline’s CEO, Titus Naikuni, has been extended by one year. The expanded joint venture with KLM is likely to be a significant boost to the existing benefit-sharing model between the two carriers. The […]

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Kenya Airways receives its first Boeing 777-300ER

Kenya Airways' first Boeing 777-300ER at JKIA soon after its arrival from Boeing. Photo by @Kenya_Airports.

Kenya Airways today received its first Boeing 777-300ER, the largest airplane in its passenger transport fleet. The brand new aircraft was flown directly to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from Boeing’s manufacturing facilities in Washington State, USA. The aircraft, registered 5Y-KZZ, has been leased from the General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). It is expected […]

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JamboJet gets closer to take off as first CEO appointed


JamboJet, the low-cost carrier long promised by Kenya Airways, is now a step closer to becoming a reality. The Kenya Airways Board has appointed a CEO for JamboJet. Interestingly, JamboJet’s CEO Willem Hondius comes from Dutch carrier KLM, which has significant shareholding in Kenya Airways. Announcing the appointment, Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni, said: “Willem […]

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Kenya Airways to start direct China flights with new Boeing 777-300ER


Kenya Airways is set to launch direct flights from its Nairobi hub to China this year after its new Boeing 777-300ER arrives next October. The flights begin on 19 November 2013. The airline will begin flying its new aircraft non-stop three times a week between Nairobi and Guangzhou – China’s third largest city and a […]

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Kenya Airways doubles flights to Jeddah for Hajj season

Kenya Airways has doubled the frequency of flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia ahead of this year’s Hajj season. Between September 3, 2013 and November 10, 2013, the airline will increase the number of flights to Jeddah, the gateway to the Islamic holy city of Mecca, from the current twice weekly to four times a […]

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From profit, KQ nosedives to Sh7.8 billion loss

Kenya Airways has recorded a 7.8 billion shillings loss (US$91 million) after tax in the financial year ending March 2013, a significant drop from the Sh1.6 billion ($18.6 million) profit posted last year. Passenger revenue decreased by 11.8 percent, while turnover decreased by nine percent compared to the 2011/2012 financial year. Kenya Airways Chairman Evanson […]

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Kenya Airways ups flights to Eldoret

National carrier Kenya Airways has announced an increase in the frequency of flights to the city of Eldoret to meet increased seasonal demand on the route. From June 2, 2013, the airline will introduce three additional flights on the route every week – on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays. The additional service will bring to 14 […]

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