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Kenya Airways launches new Boeing aircraft

05 November 2013, 11:32

Nairobi - Kenya Airways has launched its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which will be taking direct flights to Guangzhou in China.

President Uhuru Kenyatta officiated at the event ahead if his departure for a two-day meeting in South Africa on Tuesday.

The launch introduction of the service to China follows the Asian country’s emergence as one of Kenya’s leading trade partners.

In his speech at the event, President Kenyatta stated that the new national carrier would ease the movement of people, goods and services.

He also added that the new acquisition would boost efficiency and further strengthen trade connection with entire world with specific interest to China that has risen to become Kenya’s cultural, economic and diplomatic partners.

“We know and acknowledge that infrastructure development is critical to economic growth that leaves no one behind,” Kenyatta added during the event.

The plane has a carrying capacity of 400 passengers and can further haul over 20 million metric tonnes of cargo.

Meanwhile, Kenyatta reiterated that his government was going to ensure that the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) fulfilled its mandate as the air hub for East and Central Africa.

The President lauded efforts put in rebuilding the cargo section of the airport that was gutted down earlier by the early August inferno.

He also commended the progress made in constructing a new terminal that will cater for 2.5 million passengers annually.

– CAJ News


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