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Old December 29th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #121
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Man the airline is expanding fast huh.

Sign of kenyan economy growing?
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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:35 AM   #122
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That and since Kenya is strategically located in East Africa a lot of air traffic goes through JKIA in Nairobi, KQ's hub. Kenya's tourism sector being pretty large, by African standards, rising economic growth in the region and Africa as a whole, etc. All that means more passenges for KQ to lure in.

But KQ is planning on flying to every African capital within the next two years, and after that opening some new routes in Asia to meet Africa-Asia demand that's growing like crazy. So yeah they need all the pilots they can get.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #123
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There has been rumors of KE going to Nairobi for a while, but I guess KE just settled with code sharing.

Will be using that code share route one of these days. Kenya is one of the few African countries I deem pretty safe to visit.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #124
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Oh how did I miss your comment?!

Not too old. About 6-7 years. KQ got its first B777 in 2004, and the 2nd & 3rd came in 2005. Not so sure about the 4th but it's around the same time frame.
Here are some more B777 pics









Great airline which certainly surprised me when I flew on their B772ER service from HKG to BKK in October this year... Wonderful service and very friendly crew...

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Old February 19th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #125
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1st B747F Kenya Airways Cargo' : http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7312614
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Old February 19th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #126
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Made this picture this afternoon.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:59 AM   #127
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KQ cargo finally up!


Kenya Airways launch freighter service

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Kenya Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have jointly launched the first direct freighter service between mainland China and Africa.

This also marks Kenya Airways entry into freighter service with a dedicated Boeing 747F.

KQ’s Managing Director said the move will see KQ expand its freighter services to Nigeria where demand for cargo freight has been on the rise.

"Our plan is to be the main distributor of cargo from Asia in Africa, with Nigeria as one of our major destination," Naikuni said.

The Boeing 747-400F cargo freighter, unveiled in Nairobi on Tuesday, is expected to significantly boost the airline’s capacity to airlift cargo between its growing Asian and African markets while realising higher earnings from cargo as a distinct revenue source.

Kenya Airways through its cargo arm, KQ Cargo, has entered into a joint venture with KLM Cargo to operate the freighter, which is owned by Martinair — a subsidiary of the Air France KLM Group.

The cargo freighter has a capacity to carry 120 tonnes, which is over five times the belly capacity of the Boeing 777, the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet.

The wide-body cargo freighter will operate the Amsterdam-Guangzhou-Nairobi-Lagos-Nairobi-Amsterdam circuit. The aircraft will make stopovers in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on its way from Guangzhou to Nairobi.

Kenya Airways plans to introduce 12 freighters into its growing fleet over the 10 years, some wholly owned and others leased.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:00 AM   #128
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The freighter's name is Safari Connection, and it says "Hunting for " on the tail.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #129
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From earlier this month:

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Old February 25th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #130
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What other cargo destinations will they operate to?
Any possibility of the 747-8F?
Signs of good times ahead for Kenya Airways.
Wikipedia says that Kenya Airways has 4 777-300s on order. Any delievery dates known?
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:00 AM   #131
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What other cargo destinations will they operate to?
They're just sticking to Africa-Asia for now, and in the immediate future. Which is smart considering the increasing cargo traffic from East/Central/West Africa to/from Asia. So outside of Africa I'd expect a few Chinese cities (not so sure as of now), Mumbai and possibly Bangkok *cross fingers* someday as well to be on KQ's cargo destination.

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Possibly, but Naikuni (KQ's CEO) said they were eying two 737Fs back in July. Still they plan on ordering 10 freighters over the next ten years so the 747-8F may be a choice.

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Signs of good times ahead for Kenya Airways.
Yep, the only limitations is the delays of its B787s. That and its hub JKIA still hasn't completed its Greenfield Terminal expansion so the cramped airport definitely is hindering KQ's progression (but it's only temporary, should be completed by 2015).

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I'm not sure if it's four, though they did receive one from KLM back in 2010, but I do know they're leasing two new 777-300s from GE Capital Aviation for 12 years. They'll arrive late this year-early 2013 if the dates hold. They'll be used on India/China/Dubai routes.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #132
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SkyTeam and Kenya Airways launches Go Africa Pass
http://www.traveldailynews.com/pages...Go-Africa-Pass

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SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched its new Go Africa Pass providing cost savings and flexibility on flights operated by Kenya Airways within Africa. The pass is available to business and leisure travelers flying with any of SkyTeam's 15 member airlines on an intercontinental round-trip to Africa or a Go Round the World ticket.

Customers purchasing a Go Africa Pass can opt from a minimum of three to a maximum of 16 flight coupons. Fares are calculated based on the number of miles flown non-stop, offering discounts of up to 75% off standard fares, depending on the itinerary. Coupons have no minimum stay, open-jaw itineraries are permitted and passengers can stop in each city multiple times - giving them complete flexibility to plan their trips. The Go Africa Pass is available for sale now, for travel starting on or after March 1st.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:07 AM   #133
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KQ painted one of its 737s in Skyteam colors and revealed it about 10 days ago.



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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #134
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Nice shot of KQ777-2U8 ER

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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #135
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SkyTeam and Kenya Airways launches Go Africa Pass
http://www.traveldailynews.com/pages...Go-Africa-Pass
Will go nicely with new service from KE to Nairobi indeed.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #136
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Why Kenya Airways' Brazilian Ambitions Make Sense

It was recently reported among the aviation circles that Kenya Airways (IATA:KQ), is intending to launch flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil, from December 2011. At first sight, this may sound like an odd route for an Eastern African carrier to start. But why does it make sense? Let's find out.



Brazil is now one of the world's fastest growing economies, and Sao Paulo is undoubtedly one of the Latin America's fastest growing airports. There is a considerable amount of Brazilian investing in the African countries, and the connectivity between Brazil and Africa as well as Asia has been very minimal. This is where KQ is probably planing to capture its target market from. And it is a worthy goal.

Kenya Airways presently has a strong presence in the Far East. However, this alone would not be sufficient. To make this route a success, it would be of utmost importance for KQ to provide fast connections to its Asian destinations - particularly Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Mumbai - with the Sao Paulo flight.


Why Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Mumbai? Because these cities, parts of the emerging BRIC nations, will have increasing needs to stay connected. And there are not many airlines who do the same. Apart from Emirates and Qatar Airways, there is virtually no other airline which connects these cities with Brazil easily. And this is where KQ can carve a niche for itself.
Lets take the example of Hong Kong. The great circle distance (with the real airway distance always higher) of connecting Hong Kong with Sao Paulo via Doha, Dubai and Nairobi are 18,159km, 18,147km and 18,017km respectively. With Oceanic airways tending to have less traffic, and KQ is likely to offer the quickest flight time between HKG and GRU - even though it would be a marginal amount. Although Nairobi may not have the shiny facilities of Dubai or Doha, Kenya Airways can still manage to gain a considerable market share by pricing creatively.
But that's not all. Kenya Airways will be the preferred choice for any passenger visiting Eastern Africa from Brazil. Catering to this traffic, while stimulating tourist traffic will help KQ to gain a stronghold in this market which is set to become very lucrative in the future. Providing quick connections to its Asian and African destinations, creative pricing and good enough marketing should make filling the Sao Paulo flights an easy task for the airline. The growing economical ties between Brazil and Africa, and among the BRIC countries, will likely help this flight's yield to remain at a good level.
Kenya Airways presently has a long haul fleet complementing of four Boeing 777-200ERs and six Boeing 767-300ERs. Of these two aircraft, only the 777 has the range to comfortably complete the 9,200km+ Nairobi - Sao Paulo flight year-round (and even the 777 could incur a penalty on some days, due to Nairobi's high altitude location). However, with all the four 777s active around KQ's network at present, the only solution for the airline would be to either downgauge some routes to the smaller 767 or to add an extra 777.
The challenges for this route would be plenty, but so would be the long term benefits of gaining a share from this lucrative market. Nevertheless, if KQ continues with the launch, and how it would turn out for them, would be an interesting thing to watch.

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Kenya Airways to increase frequency on Nairobi-Dubai route
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Kenya Airways is bullish on its Dubai services and plans to increase it to double daily in the near future. It currently operates a daily service to Dubai using Boeing 767-300 equipment. Abraham Joseph, Kenya Airways regional head for Middle East and Pakistan, told the Khaleej Times that Kenya Airways has lately averaged an 85% load factor to Dubai. Mr Joseph said the Dubai flight in 2011 contributed USD37 million of revenue, or about 4% of the carriers total revenue. The carrier expects to increase that to USD50 million in 2012.

Kenya Airways wants to operate one service at night and one during the day, so it can cater for tourism and business. Its current schedule sees a daily 19:20 departure from Nairobi arriving into Dubai 01:35 the following day with a subsequent 02:35 departure from Dubai and 06:40 arrival into Nairobi. Kenya Airways also operates a three weekly service via Muscat.

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Kenya Airways currently serves Mumbai daily with 777-200 equipment, however, is seeking to expand further into the region. Within the next five years, Kenya Airways hopes to double frequency to Mumbai and enter Delhi (which regional competitor Ethiopian Airlines also serves) as well as serve Ahmedabad and Chennai in the countrys east.


There are currently six carriers operating between Africa and India, five of which are African carriers (four of them are in sub-Sahara Africa). While Kenya Airways is the second largest African carrier to operate to India, its Nairobi-Mumbai route is the busiest of all nine routes operating.

Carriers operating between Africa and India by seat capacity: 20-Feb-2012 to 26-Feb-2012
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KQ: Looking at Central Asia
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By looking at Central Asia as a possible new destination (Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan have both been mentioned as potential new countries), Kenya Airways continues to expand to oil producing and emerging countries.

If these new routes eventuate, Kenya Airways is likely to serve Almaty the largest city and economic centre of Central Asia. There are currently no airlines operating between Africa and Central Asia, meaning Kenya Airways could be the first to the pave the way for stronger trade relationships.

The 22nd largest oil producer in the world, Azerbaijan, is the second country in Central Asia Kenya Airways has expressed interest in serving. Azerbaijan, with its GDP growth rate of just 0.2%, is not the powerhouse of Central Asia like Kazakhstan, however, its status as a major oil producer makes it a destination of interest.

Kenya Airways has signalled its intent to commercially work with airlines in Central Asia and would likely route flights via Dubai, where it has commercial agreements, Mr Joseph said.

Kenya Airways Middle East and India destinations as at Feb-2012
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Some photos of KQ's new freighter @ JKIA:





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They resumed there route to Jeddah ? didnt notice great job Jeddah airport is developing fast great job Edd
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