Kenya Airways Kicks-Off Long-Haul Fleet Expansion

Kenya Airways is to receive its first 777-300ER. Boeing has delivered the new aircraft to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), which will then lease the aircraft to the carrier. "The delivery of this Boeing 777-300ER aircraft marks a key milestone for us at Kenya Airways. Its long-haul capability is a perfect fit for our network expansion plans as it will enable us serve our existing long-range markets much more effectively and facilitate the opening of routes in the near future," said Kenya Airways' Group MD and CEO, Titus Naikuni. "This is an important step as we continue opening up Africa to the rest of the world." The carrier will take delivery of a further two 777-300ERs as part of its 10-year strategic plan dubbed 'Project Mawingu.' The Nairobi-based airline plans to increase its fleet size from 44 to 107 aircraft by 2021 and destinations from the current 62 to 115.

Kenya Airways operates a fleet of more than 25 Boeing aircraft including. Its long-haul fleet comprises four 777-200ERs and six 767-300ERs. The 777-300ER will be the largest aircraft in the carrier's fleet.

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