Kenya Airways Sells off 2 Planes

Kenya Tourism News - As Kenya Airways begins disposing off a number of its surplus planes, Omni Air International which is based in the USA has bought two of its Boeing B777-200ER’s, that were substituted with high tech Boeing B787-8’s.

During the 40th anniversary congress of ATA that was held in Nairobi towards the end of last year, Mbuvi Ngunze the airlines CEO confirmed that the sale of a number of airplanes was in its finalizing stages although then he couldn’t spell out the exact buyers. The first of these two aircrafts will reach the USA before the start of February and the other will follow in the next couple weeks.

Also there were speculations that PIA the Pakistan flag carrier, was also interested in making this purchase; however with two already off the market these allegations have not been confirmed true.

Kenya Airways used the assistance of a global aircraft brokerage company to assist them to obtain buyers.

One of the insider sources revealed that the announcement of the next sale will be made in a few weeks from now as negotiations over the other two B777-200ER’s are ongoing with a number of prospective buyers.

Presently, it is not clear whether the remaining B777-300ER used by Kenya Airways, will be kept on their fleet or be sold as well.

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