Kenya Airways owns the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (video)
On April 4, 2014, Boeing and Kenya Airways celebrated the delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner under the colors of the African carrier. The plane traveled 14 km on Paine Field, Everett - Jomo Kenyatta International, Nairobi. This is the first Boeing 456 of the 787 ordered and another 9 optional.
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The new 787 Dreamliner will be the backbone of the future long-haul fleet operated by Kenya Airways, providing great passenger comfort.
The 787 Dreamliner aircraft along with the new Boeing 777-300ER will help Kenya Airways streamline its long-haul fleet, which is part of the 10-year "Project Mawingu" strategy. The African operator plans to increase its fleet from 44 aircraft to 107 and the number of destinations from 62 to 115 by 2021. Kenya Airways currently operates a long-haul fleet of 6 767-300ER units, 4 777-200ER aircraft and 1 777-300ER aircraft.
For starters, the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner Kenya Airways will operate regional flights to Africa, followed by flights to Paris from June 2014.
To date, Boeing has delivered approximately 130 of Dreamliner aircraft to 17 air carriers worldwide.