The dream continues

Kenya Airways takes delivery of its second 787 Dreamliner.

Mbuvi Ngunze

Mbuvi Ngunze heralds the Dreamliner’s arrival

Kenya Airways received 5Y-KZB, its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, on 21 June 2014, as it steps up efforts to expand and modernise its fleet. The aircraft landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 13:45, flown by Captain John Mathias Kimani.

Speaking after receiving the aircraft, Kenya Airways’ Chief Operating Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said: “We are excited about the delivery of this second Dreamliner aircraft. It will only grow our long haul capability further, allowing us to commence direct flights between our Nairobi hub and South Africa, Johannesburg. In addition to this, the advanced features in this aircraft will also improve the quality of our product.”

At the time of going to press, the second Dreamliner aircraft, which has a state of the art in-flight entertainment system, is expected to commence operations in July, flying between Nairobi and Johannesburg. Kenya Airways expects four more Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft by the end of the year.