Capital FM (Nairobi)

22 June 2014

Kenya Airways Second Dreamliner Is Home

Nairobi — Kenya Airways (KQ) has received 5Y-KZB, its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft as it steps up efforts to expand and modernise its fleet.

The aircraft landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Sunday, flown by Captain John Mathias Kimani.

"We are excited about the delivery of this second Dreamliner aircraft. It will only grow our long haul capability further, "Kenya Airways' Chief Operating Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said after receiving the aircraft.

The second Dreamliner aircraft is expected to commence operations in July, flying between Nairobi and Johannesburg.

The National airline expects four more Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts by the end of the year.

KQ received its first ever such aircraft on April 5 this year which has since commenced service, flying between Nairobi and Paris.

"The Dreamliner features the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies, this highly efficient aircraft provide better fuel efficiency of up to 20 percent compared to other long-haul aircrafts," Mbuvi said.

Other enhanced features of B787 include, flat beds in the premier world cabin, a quieter, smoother flight, lower cabin pressure, higher humidity levels and ambient mood lighting contributing to a more rested feeling upon arrival in addition to cutting-edge aesthetics that includes more spacious interior cabin design featuring larger overhead bins with custom-made seats in both Business and Economy class as well as cleaner air continuously circulating through an advanced filtration system.

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