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Kenya Airways’ Dreamliner commences service on Nairobi – Paris Route
Kenya Airways began flying its first ever B787 Dreamliner on the Nairobi – Paris route as the aircraft made its first commercial flight on June 4, 2014.
The B787 Dreamliner replaces the B767 aircraft which previously served the route. Kenya Airways has introduced it to boosts capacity in response to growing demand on the route. This has boosted the airline’s capacity into Europe by eight per cent.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni, said that the deployment of the Dreamliner on the route would provide world-class service to guests.
Kenya Airways becomes the second African airline to deploy the Dreamliner to commercial service.
Air France-KLM and Kenya Airways have been strategic partners for years.
Since 1997 and their joint-venture agreement, KLM and Kenya Airways have built upon a joint organisation, which enables customers to get optimal connections and higher frequencies between Africa and Europe and more competitive offers. In addition to the long-lasting Amsterdam-Nairobi and Paris-Nairobi routes, customers are now able to travel on an extended scope of joint routes, including London-Nairobi, and flights between Amsterdam and Entebbe, Kigali, Harare and Lusaka – representing close to 40 weekly flights operated jointly.
Air France and Kenya Airways have also deeply strengthened their cooperation over the past few years and now operate 20 destinations in code share beyond Nairobi as well as 21 French and European destinations beyond Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, the Dreamliner will be departing from JKIA at 2245 hours local time; 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.