Boeing delivers Kenya Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner

AFRAA 7Boeing and Kenya Air-ways celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 Dreamliner in April 2014.

The 787 will form the backbone of the airline’s future long-haul fleet, providing greater range, improved efficiencies and outstanding passen-ger comfort.

“The delivery of our first ever 787 Dreamliner not only opens a new chapter for our airline, but also for Kenya,” said Titus Naikuni, Kenya Airways Managing Director and CEO. The 787 will enable Kenya Airways to explore new markets, improve its economic performance, provide passengers with revolutionary comfort, while continuing to con-tribute towards the sustainable develop-ment of Africa.”

In another development, Kenya Air-ways and kulula announced a bilateral code share agreement to seamlessly connect the carriers’ networks via OR Tambo International Airport. Kenya Airways will place its code on all South African domestic routes currently ser-viced by kulula which include Cape Town, Durban, George and East Lon-don while kulula.com will place its code (MN) on the multiple daily Kenya Airways services between Johannes-burg and Nairobi.

“We are confident that our respective customers will benefit from the partner-ship by providing them with more convenient booking and travel options within South Africa. We are excited to be working with kulula and look for-ward to further expanding the relation-ship to include more travel options in the future,” said Gerard Clarke, Com-mercial Director at Kenya Airways. Source: Kenya Airways

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