Bangkok, August 19, 2014…Kenya Airways has today begun flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts on two existing routes in the Far East.
The Dreamliner will be operating on the Nairobi-Bangkok-Guangzhou route; and the Nairobi–Bangkok–Hong Kong route. The maiden flight by the Dreamliner to the Far East departed from Kenya Airways’ hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi at 2359 hours and landed in Bangkok at 1335 hours. It will proceed to Hong Kong and back to Nairobi via Bangkok.
Speaking during an event at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport to launch the Dreamliner’s flights to the Far East, Kenya Airways’ Director of Fleet and Asset Development, Frederick Sine said that the deployment of the state-of-the-art aircraft on the two routes would significantly enhance the experience of guests on the route.
“We are in the midst of an exciting fleet renewal programme at Kenya Airways in which we are acquiring Dreamliners and 777-300ER aircrafts. This will distinguish our fleet as the youngest and most modern in Africa, thus delivering a world-class experience to our guests across the world. At the moment, we also have the largest network of destinations in Africa,” added Mr Sine.
The event was also attended by the Ambassador of Thailand to Kenya, His Excellency Ittiporn Boonpracong; Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya to Thailand, Peter Owiti; Ronald Schipper, Kenya Airways’ Board Director; and Julius Thairu, Kenya Airways’ Regional General Manager.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate Kenya Airways’ flight KQ886 to Bangkok and on to Guangzhou, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. On each of these days, it will be departing from JKIA in Nairobi at 2310 hours, and arriving at the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport in Bangkok at 1250 hours (local time +1 day). It will then connect onwards to Guangzhou at 1505 hours, arriving at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport at 1905 hours (local time).
The return flight 887 departs from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2135 hours, arriving at the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport in Bangkok at 2330 hours (local time). Then, it will connect onwards to Nairobi at 0035 hours (local time +1 day), arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 0605 hours (local time +1 day).
On the Nairobi-Bangkok-Hong Kong route, the Dreamliner will operate flight KQ860 every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It will depart from the JKIA at 2359 hours, arriving at the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport in Bangkok at 1335 hours (local time +1 day). Then, it will connect onwards to Hong Kong at 1505 hours, arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport at 1900 hours (local time).
The return flights depart from Hong Kong International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2150 hours, arriving at the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport in Bangkok at 2330 hours (local time). Then, it will connect onwards to Nairobi at 0035 hours (local time +1 day), arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 0605 hours (local time +1 day).
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways(KQ), a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 65 destinations worldwide, 57 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 49 aircraft fleet being one of the most modern in Africa. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Most recently it has scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the fore front of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com