By Mercy Nduati
Kilo Zulu Delta Kenya Airways’ fourth Dreamliner plane at JKIA
Kenya Airways yesterday, 28 August 2014, received its fourth Dreamliner Boeing 787 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airports grounds. The first certified black female pilot, Captain Irene Mutungi, launched the state-of-the art aircraft.
The manufacturer, Boeing Corporation, Assembly Site in Charleston, South Carolina delivered the wide-bodied plane to Kenya Airways’ Nairobi hub.This adds KQ’s fleet count to 37 planes in active operation.
Boeing 787 will operate on the Nairobi-Bangkok-Guangzhou route and Nairobi-Bangkok-Hong-Kong route every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
With the arrival of the fourth Dreamliner, Kenya Airways will unveil two other Dreamliners in October 2014 in a bid to renew aircraft fleet to guarantee cost efficiency in delivery of services.
The crew delivering the aircraft included a female flight purser, load master and cabin crew.