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Kenya Airways to fly Dreamliner to Paris
Kenya Airways begins flying its recently acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Paris from June 3 this year as it boosts capacity to meet growing demandon the route.
The airline will fly the state-of-the-art aircraft between its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. At the moment, the route is served by a Boeing 767 aircraft.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni, said that the advanced features on the new aircraft would deliver a world class experience to customers on the Nairobi-Paris route.
“Paris is a great destination in Europe and our increased capacitythere is a strategic move that will offer strong business and cultural opportunities to our customers as well seek to expand our reach into the European market,” Dr Naikuni added.
The Dreamliner will be departing from JKIA at 2245 hours local time every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; arriving at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 0620 hours local time. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the Dreamliner will fly from Paris, departing the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 1055 hours local time; arriving at the JKIA in Nairobi at 2025 hours.
Kenya Airways received the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, its first ever, on April 5, 2014. The aircraft was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta, and named ‘‘Great Rift Valley’.
Featuring 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.
Among the enhanced features of B787 include 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.