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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

► KENYA: Kenya Airways outlines first B777-300ER routes due in early November.

Kenya Airways
AirlineRoute writes that as per the 03APR13 GDS timetable and inventory display, Kenya Airways( is to introduce Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to its operation starting November 2013, initially on flights to Amsterdam and London Heathrow. Planned Boeing 777-300ER service as follow.


Kenya Airways Maintenance, Nairobi
Kenya Airways Maintenance, Nairobi (unknown)
Nairobi – Amsterdam 
- Eff 08NOV13 777-300ER operates 3 of 6-7 weekly
-KQ116/117 does not operate on Day 2 from 27OCT13 to 01DEC13
  • KQ116 NBO0825 – 1520AMS 77W 567
  • KQ116 NBO0825 – 1520AMS 772 1234
  • KQ117 AMS2040 – 0700+1NBO 77W 567
  • KQ117 AMS2040 – 0700+1NBO 772 1234
Nairobi – London Heathrow 
- Eff 04NOV13 777-300ER operates 2 of 7 weekly
  • KQ102 NBO2350 – 0545+1LHR 77W 13
  • KQ102 NBO2350 – 0545+1LHR 772 2457
  • KQ102 NBO2359 – 0625+1LHR 772 6
  • KQ101 LHR1900 – 0630+1NBO 77W 24
  • KQ101 LHR1900 – 0630+1NBO 772 24
Source [AirlineRoute]

The airline will further updates planned 777-300ER operation in the next few months, which may includes moving forward planned service entry date, as well as assigning the new 777 on other routes.

The new B777-300ER comes as part of massive fleet buy in which Kenya Airways will purchase of nine (9) new Boeing 787-800s (Dreamliners) (B787s), one (1) Boeing 777-300ER (B777-300ER), and ten (10) Embraer -190 aircraft (E-190s) under a African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) loan.

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