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Kenya Airways historic flight lands in France

05 June 2014, 12:53

Nairobi - Kenya Airways’ inaugural B787 Dreamliner flight has landed in France.

It plies the Nairobi-Paris route.

According to a statement by the airline, the Dreamliner has been introduced in response to growing demand on the route.

“This has boosted the airline’s capacity into Europe by 8 per cent,” read the statement from the airline.

The B787 Dreamliner replaces the B767 aircraft which previously served the route.

Kenya Airways is also set to receive an additional Boeing aircrafts on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services Ltd (GECAS). GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE announced in May that it will lease two Boeing 737-800 aircrafts to Kenya Airways to expand the carrier’s fleet.

“The aircrafts come from GECAS' existing order book with Boeing and are scheduled for delivery in early 2015,” read a GECAS statement.

Kenya Airways currently operates more than 40 aircraft to more than 50 destinations.

In addition to the GE lease, Kenya Airways had received two B777-300ER aircraft.

Of the two aircrafts one currently flies Guangzhou while the second one is to fly between Nairobi and Amsterdam.

 – CAJ News

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