Kenya Airways has acquired the first Boeing 777-300ER
On 25 October 2013, Kenya Airways it came into the possession of the first Boeing 777-300ER from the fleet. It is taken on operational leasing from GE Capital Aviation Services. It is the largest aircraft in the air carrier fleet in Kenya.
Boeing 777 is the most successful two-engine long-haul aircraft in the world. Boeing 777-300ER Kenya Airways It is configured in two classes and can carry up to 400 passengers: 28 in Premier World and 372 in Economy. Each seat has a USB port, socket and a complete entertainment system. The airplane can fly up to 14 490 km and is equipped with two GE90-115B engines, the most powerful engines for commercial aircraft.
Kenya Airways has big plans for the next 10 years. He will take on two more 777-300ER and is likely to discuss a new lease. As part of of the strategic plan called “Project Mawingu”, the Nairobi-based airline intends to increase the size of the fleet from 44 to 107 and the operational network from 62 to 115, to 2021. Currently, the airline operates a long-haul fleet consisting of Boeing aircraft (four 777-200ER and six 767-300ER). It also owns 9 Boeing 787 aircraft.
Kenya Airways currently has 25 of Boeing aircraft (737, 777, 767) in its fleet and flies to 62 from destinations in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.