Nairobi, July 23, 2014…..Kenya Airways has begun flying one of its new B787 Dreamliner aircrafts between Nairobi and Johannesburg, giving passengers on the route a chance to experience its state-of-the-art features.
The Nairobi-Johannesburg route becomes the first African destination on which the modern aircraft has been deployed. Its maiden flight departed from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport yesterday at 0750 hours and arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport at 1150 hours local time.
Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni, said that the deployment of the modern Dreamliner aircraft on the Nairobi-Johannesburg route highlighted the airline’s commitment to consistently deliver a world-class experience to its passengers.
“The Dreamliner is the latest addition to our fleet. Its superior features will deliver an unrivalled experience to our guests. We are in the process of fleet renewal that will pave way for the introduction of modern aircrafts on our routes,” said Dr. Naikuni. Previously, the Nairobi-Johannesburg route was served by B767 aircraft.
So far, Kenya Airways has two B787 Dreamliner aircrafts that are all already in commercial service. The third one is expected to arrive in August. By the end of the year, Kenya Airways will have six such aircrafts on its fleet.
The modern Dreamliner aircraft has a capacity of 234 seats – 30 fully flat in Premier World and 204 in economy. Featuring the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies, this highly efficient aircraft provide better fuel efficiency of up to 20 percent compared to other long-haul aircrafts.
Among the enhanced features of B787 include a quieter, smoother flight, lower cabin pressure, higher humidity levels and ambient mood lighting contributing to a more rested feeling upon arrival in addition to cutting-edge aesthetics that includes more spacious interior cabin design featuring larger overhead bins with custom-made seats in both Business and Economy class as well as cleaner air continuously circulating through an advanced filtration system.
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 65 destinations worldwide, 38 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 48 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.