Kenya Airways' first B737-800 freighter
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has added a Boeing 737-800 freighter aircraft to expand its cargo capacity as part of its diversification strategy. With this move, the company is responding to the growing demand and need for increased cargo capacity within the region.
The announcement was made by Kenya Airways group managing director and CEO, Allan Kilavuka at the Global Logistics Conference, which took place last week. KQ Cargo will deploy the freighter on the routes to the following destinations: Sharjah and Dubai World Central in UAE, Jeddah, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Dakar in Senegal, Lagos in Nigeria, Ndjamena in Chad, Mogadishu in Somalia, Mumbai in India, Free Town in Sierra Leone, Monrovia in Liberia among many others.
The new aircraft offers 20 t of cargo capacity with a range of up to 7 h and joins the current KQ cargo freighter fleet of two Boeing 737-300 freighters. Kenya Airways will add a second Boeing 737-800 freighter which is expected to enter service in February 2024. (cj)