East Africa’s largest airline, Kenya Airways (KQ) announced today that they are set to receive a Boeing 767 aircraft from the International Leasing Financing Corporation.
This will be the sixth B767 to become part of the KQ fleet. According to a press release in their official website, the plane will be configured to have 211 economy class seats, plus 24 business class seats.
Kenya Airways has in the recent past been on an expansion spree, increasing the size of its fleet and opening new routes. Last week, the airline opened a new route to Delhi in India, its 57th global destination.
This follows hot on the heels its recent (September 2011) launch of flights from Nairobi to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
The acquisition of the new B767 therefore comes as no surprise. It is all part of the airline’s plan to become African airline of choice, linking all African countries with the rest of the world. Already, the airline is the fastest growing in Africa.