KQ flies Dreamliner to Johannesburg


Kenya Airways has begun flying one of its two new B787 Dreamliner aircrafts between Nairobi and Johannesburg.

The Nairobi-Johannesburg route is the first African destination on which KQ has deployed the aircraft. Its maiden flight departed from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 22 July at 07h50 and arrived at South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport at 11h50.

Previously, the Nairobi-Johannesburg route was served by a B767 aircraft.

So far, KQ has two B787 Dreamliner aircraft that are already in commercial service. A third B787 is expected to arrive in August. By the end of the year, KQ will have six such aircrafts on its fleet.

The modern Dreamliner aircraft has a capacity of 234 passengers – 30 fully-flat seats in Premier World and 204 in Economy Class.