Kenya air travel in sub-Sahara Africa showing good growth

Kenya Airways, the national carrier reported first half earnings last week. Kenya Airways announced a 9.042 per cent rise in first half revenues to Sh54.338b (US$628m) and pared costs. Kenya Airways expanded capacity by 17 per cent in its home market where demand has been strong. Kenya Airways took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER this month and expects two more in 2014. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which is ideal for long-haul flights, will from this month commence a direct route service to Guangzhou, China's third largest city. CEO Titus Naikuni has described air travel growth in sub-Saharan Africa is in a sweep spot of growth.

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