Kenya Airways Takes Delivery Of Its First 787

Kenya Airways has taken delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner from Boeing. "The delivery of our first ever 787 Dreamliner not only opens a new chapter for our airline, but also for Kenya," said Titus Naikuni, CEO of Kenya Airways. "The 787 will enable Kenya Airways to explore new markets, improve its economic performance, provide passengers with revolutionary comfort, while continuing to contribute towards the sustainable development of Africa." "The 787 provides carriers with the flexibility to expand its networks and reduce operating costs," said Van Rex Gallard, VP of sales for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. This delivery is the first of nine 787s due to be delivered to Kenya Airways. The aircraft, along with the 777-300ER, form part of the carrier's 10-year strategic plan called ‘Project Mawingu,’ which will see its fleet grow from 44 to 107 aircraft by 2021.

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