Kenya Airways has received its third Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from the United States.
The aircraft, which landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Monday, was flown in by Captain John Mathias Kimani, who is also the B787 fleet manager.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Titus Naikuni said the delivery of the third B787 boosts its position in Africa.
“The Dreamliner is our flagship aircraft. We are investing in this model as part of our fleet renewal programme, not only because of its advanced features but also the boost it gives to our long-haul capability,” he said.
CONSUMES LESS FUEL
The airline expects to receive three more Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes by the end of the year.
The first two Dreamliners — "Great Rift Valley" and "Zambezi River" — have already been deployed to commercial service, flying to Paris and Johannesburg respectively.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a state-of-the-art aircraft that consumes less fuel.
It features the latest aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies and provides better fuel efficiency of up to 20 per cent compared with other long-haul aircraft.
The B787 also offers passengers on-board comfort with reduced noise, higher ceilings, bigger windows, flat beds in the premier world cabin, smoother flight, lower cabin pressure, higher humidity levels and ambient mood lighting.