According to the chief executive officer of Kenya Airways, after getting the delivery of its 787 Dreamliner and Boeing 777s, the airline will expand its flight network and will cover destinations in the Middle East and Asia.
Kenya Airways has placed an order of nine aircrafts with an option of taking four more in order to flourish its fleet and network. In the coming years, the airline is also expecting a high growth in passengers, cargo demand and network extension and thus has planned to gain more 787 Dreamliners
With a capacity to carry 210-250 passengers, the 787-8 Dreamliner, will substitute the old 767 aircraft and will open up new long-range routes. This strategy will perhaps be very fruitful for the travellers planning air travel and booking flights to Nairobi and other destinations for their holiday or business trip.
Kenya Airways, the flag carrier and largest airline of Kenya serves five domestic and 16 international destinations. This Jomo Kenyatta International Airport based airline is probably the first airline that pops in mind while booking tickets for flights to Nairobi.
Last month, Kenya Airways declared its half-year resort that states that the passengers flying from Middle East have risen up to 24 per cent and the turnover reached Dh2.23 billion over last year’s Dh1.67 billion. With the addition of three new destinations — Jeddah, N’Djamena and Ouagadougou in Africa — the airline has earned loads of profit and has lifted its status in the tour travel world.
The Trade Minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere believes that there is a lot of trade between Africa and the Middle East and a lot of horticulture and agriculture movement from Kenya to the Middle East.