Kenya Airways releases its operating results for the first quarter ended 30th Jun 2011.
The company put into the market place capacity totalling 3,386m seat kilometres which was 20.3% better than last year’s level as a result of incremental destinations launched in the second half of 2010 to Rome(Italy), Luanda(Angola), Nampula(Mozambique), Malindi(Kenya), N’Djamena(Chad) and direct flights to Malabo(Equatorial Guinea) and Nsimalen(Cameroun).
Capacity offered into Europe grew by 26.3% owing to the introduction of Rome and increased frequencies to London (20.0%) and Amsterdam (12.3%) compared to the same quarter in prior year.
The Middle East, Far East and Asia regions registered a capacity growth of 22.3% as a result of increased frequencies to Dubai via Muscat.
The Northern Africa region grew by 6.4% in capacity owing to the introduction of daily flights into Juba in Southern Sudan on the Embraer aircraft.
Capacity availed into the East African region grew by 7.5%compared to last year due to increased utilisation of the Embraer fleet on short haul sectors especially Kigali flights via Bujumbura.
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