Pride of Africa

One of our customers has some pretty big expansion plans. And the 777 will be central to that growth.

Kenya Airways is scheduled to receive the first of three 777-300ERs later this month. The airplane recently rolled out of the paint hangar, and as you can see from these photos—it is a beauty.

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The first 777-300ER for Kenya Airways. All exterior photos by Gail Hanusa.

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The 777-300ER will be the largest airplane in Kenya Airways’ fleet once it enters service. Besides being stunning on the outside, the airline is also showing off its interior. The Premier World business-class features full flat-bed seats with leather foot-rests, laptop stowage and armrests that also act as privacy dividers.

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The 777-300ER orders are just part of Kenya Airways’ 10-year strategic plan dubbed “Project Mawingu.” The airline plans to increase its fleet size from 44 airplanes to 107 by 2021— and destinations from the current 62 to 115. They’ll use the 777-300ER for direct flights from Nairobi to Guangzhou later this year. Kenya Airways has also ordered nine 787s.

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Congratulations to the airline on this gorgeous new addition to their fleet. We’re proud to be a part of your growth spurt.

Comments (12)

Ryan Doherty (Donegal Ireland ):

Absolutely ''BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!''

Andrew Boydston (Boise, Idaho,USA):

Congratulations to Kenya/Boeing, and your Marketing Team. The 777-300ER keeps showing its "light" under the heavy bushel of demand. I can`t wait for the 777-X. It will surprise and delight, advancing the 777 frame beyond and above anything on the drawing board or flying.

Antoinette De Souza (Nairobi):

Well done KQ keeping right up

kudos pride of africa (kenya):

The plane looks more pretty than the other models

John Sullivan (Dundas, Ontario, Canada):

Let us hope that Africa as a nation will see a surge of growth in airline travel as she becomes more prosperous with the industrial and technological initiatives that are being undertaken now. Boeing has always been a bellwether in a nation's progress and growth, as we have seen in Japan and so many others. Congratulations Boeing, and let us see more 7XX's in this country.

Jozsef Meszaros (Gyomro, Hungary):

actually I am moved to tears... it is definitely not only the interest of Africa to be connected to the rest of the world, but tourists and business men from all around the globe will need to travel to this continent... Africa seems to be a good example to me how much healthy development can reach...

Marian Tapuska (Slovakia, Prievidza):

777 - 300 is not only nice, but very useful aircraft for long haul flights. Congratulation !

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

The 777-300ER looks great with Kenya Airways new livery. Congrats to Boeing and Kenya Airways on this plane and the future 787s coming to the fleet.

Tim (Baltimore Home of the Superbowl Champs the Ravens):

So Randy ? which airline get's the honor to be the 100th 787 delivered ?
It's getting very close now since Boeing has 787 delivered 95 now.

shaphan david (Nairobi.):

absolutely great. i have all the reasons to fill proud of Kenya airways "the pride of Africa". kudos KQ management team

Victor Olick (Nairobi, Kenya):

It’s with abundant excitement that I welcomed the 777-300ER to Kenya; the land where wanting to win is everything and now much more in the sky where Boeing array of outstanding aircraft have fulfilled distinctive aviation victories. This historic delivery underscores the fact that Africa is ready for global business. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership; the sparkle that Boeing Commercial Airplanes have kindled the world over. Congratulations are in order for KQ!

James M (Nairobi,Kenya):

Nicely done. This is the first of several the airline has on order in addition to B787s to be delivered next year.

James Sullivan, sorry to ruin the feel good factor but Africa is not a country. Pull out an Atlas.

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