KQ receives its largest aircraft


Kenya Airways received a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft last week, as the airline paves the way for the introduction of new continental routes.

The aircraft, which has a capacity of 400 passengers and can carry over 20 metric tonnes of cargo, will become the airline’s 45th and the largest in its fleet.

“As our fleet and route expansion plan gains momentum, we are excited to be receiving the Boeing 777-300ER. It enters into service in November and will be flying non-stop to Guangzhou in China,” said Dr Titus Naikuni, KQ’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The new 777-300ER will join the existing range of Boeing planes in the airline’s fleet – which includes 25 passenger aircraft and two freighters.

Premier World (Business Class) features include full flatbed seats with leather foot-rests, laptop stowage and armrests that also act as privacy dividers, Wi-Fi connectivity, high quality in-flight entertainment, a 15.4-inch touch-screen monitor for each seat, power sockets and USB ports.

For Economy Class, seats have articulating seat bottoms for better legroom, four-way adjustable headrests, an in-flight handset seatback and large 10.6-inch touch-screen monitors. Each seat also has a USB port, with power sockets strategically installed throughout the cabin