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Kenya Airways Operating Performance; 3rd Qtr Oct to Dec 2008

30th January 08 

Kenya Airways releases its operating results for the third quarter ended 31st Dec 2008.

The airline offered a capacity of 3,035m seat kilometres to the market during this quarter with a growth of 7% over prior year’s level of 2,835m seat kilometres in the same period.  The growth was mainly the result of the additional operations to Guangzhou, the daily Lusaka night time flights introduced in the summer of this year and increased frequencies to Lagos. 

In the European region capacity went down by 3% below prior year driven by the downgrade of the larger B777 flights to the B767 on the Amsterdam route despite increased direct operations to London.  The Mid East, Far East and Asia region registered a capacity growth of 18% against prior year driven by increased frequencies to Dubai and Guangzhou.

Capacity into the Northern Africa region decreased by 6% as a result of reduced trips into Djibouti through Addis Ababa while within East Africa although the direct operations to both Kigali and Bujumbura increased substantially the capacity in the region still reduced by 2% compared to prior year driven by DAR operations now operated by PrecisionAir in a joint venture arrangement on the route.

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