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Kenya Airways to expand capacity with more freighters

Kenya Airways is introducing a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters to expand its cargo capacity. Allan Kilavuka, Chief Executive said, “The freighters will contribute to its ‘diversification strategy’ and address a ‘growing demand’ for cargo carriage in the region. Kenya Airways currently operates a pair of older 737-300 freighters. The first freighter, a 737-800F was launched during a logistics event in Nairobi recently and a second aircraft is due to enter service in February next year.” With the addition of this freighter, Kenya Airways will offer increased cargo capacity to existing routes and new cargo destinations,” he said. There is a need for African entities to invest in sustainable freight operations to advance socio-economic development. The carrier will use the 737s on routes to Dubai World Central – the location of the city’s Al Maktoum airport as well as Sharjah, plus Riyadh and Jeddah, he added.

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