Kenya Airways releases its operating results for the first quarter ended 30th Jun 2009.
The airline offered a capacity of 2,821m seat kilometres resulting in a 10% growth over prior year’s level of 2,567m seat kilometres. The increase was mainly due to the introduction of two new destinations into the KQ network, Brazzaville in April 2009 and Libreville in June 2009 coupled with additional operations to Charles de Gaulle, Bujumbura, Kigali and Johannesburg.
Capacity within the European region grew by 20% compared to prior year largely due to increased frequencies to Charles de Gaulle which had been temporarily suspended until mid June same quarter prior year. The Mid East, Far East and Asia regions registered a capacity decline of 3% over prior year due to change of operations into Guangzhou now connecting through Bangkok instead of Dubai hence covering a shorter distance.