Fourth 737-800NG touches down

The arrival of a fourth B737-800NG at the end of April further delivers on the airline’s commitment to enrich the flying experience of its guests.

“The B737-800NG’s operating and environmental performance continues to make this aircraft a valuable asset to our fleet,” said KQ Group Managing Director and CEO Mbuvi Ngunze. “It will, alongside our other aircraft, provide a differentiated customer experience, with a distinct focus on best delivering world-class products and services.”

The B737-800NG, which will fly on KQ’s regional routes, is a high-speed, fuel-efficient and low-noise model offering reliability, comfort and safety for passengers. It has a maximum range of 5449km, a cruise speed of up to 848km/h and features the most advanced wing technology. Equipped with the award-winning Boeing Sky Interior, it has enlarged window surrounds, a contemporary coloured cabin decor and LED mood lighting enhancing the sense of spaciousness.

Two more such aircraft are due to arrive this year.

Rugby7sKQ sponsors U-13 Sevens team
Kenya airways recently provided air tickets to London for 12 young rugby players, who were representing Kenya in the largest schoolboy Sevens tournament in the world. The airline also sponsored the team’s kit.

The Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens annually plays host to more than eighty preparatory schools all fighting it out to be crowned as the best Under-13 Sevens team.
Prior to the start of the competition, the Kenya team –  consisting of boys from six different schools from Nairobi and upcountry – played against various UK schools along the way as part of their preparation and to help them acclimatise to the cold and sometimes wet conditions that confronted them.

At the tournament itself Kenya were victorious against Barnardiston Hall, 17-10, but lost their other two matches.