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Kenya Airways jet targets new cargo volumes

06 May 2013, 12:26

Nairobi - The Monitor reports that National carrier Kenya Airways has commissioned its first fully owned freight jet to tap into the growing trade volumes in Africa.

The Boeing B737-300 aircraft with cargo capacity of 20 metric tonnes was one of the four Kenya Airways planes that had reached the end of their operations in passenger service and were converted into cargo freighter planes.

Speaking at the launch on Friday, Kenya Airways chief operating officer, Mbuvi Ngunze, said that they will operate in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa and the planned destinations include Entebbe, Juba, Luanda, Bangui, Douala, Yaoundé, Kigali, Mombasa, Dar-es-Salaam, Mwanza, Kinshasha and Bujumbura, among others.

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