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Boeing delivers Kenya Airways' first 777-300ER

28-Oct-2013 3:23 PM

Boeing delivered (25-Oct-2013) a 777-300ER to GE Capital Aviation Services for lease to Kenya Airways. It is Kenya Airways' first 777-300ER and the largest aircraft in the carrier's fleet. Kenya Airways MD and CEO Dr Titus Naikuni said, "The delivery of this Boeing 777-300ER aircraft marks a key milestone for us at Kenya Airways. Its long-haul capability is a perfect fit for our network expansion plans as it will enable us serve our existing long range markets much more effectively and facilitate the opening of routes in the near future. This is an important step as we continue opening up Africa to the rest of the world." Kenya Airways is set to take delivery of a further two 777-300ERs, including an additional lease, as part of the carrier's 10-year strategic plan dubbed 'Project Mawingu.' The Nairobi-based carrier plans to increase its fleet size from 44 aircraft to 107 by 2021 and destinations from the current 62 to 115. Currently the airline operates an all-Boeing long-haul fleet of four 777-200ERs and six 767-300ERs. Kenya Airways operates a fleet of more than 25 Boeing aircraft including, 777s, 767s and 737s.  [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - GECAS] [more - original PR - Kenya Airways]