Freighters for Kenya Airways?

  • David Harris
  • July 22, 2011
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It has been known for some time that KENYA AIRWAYS was planning to acquire a freighter, but according to CEO Titus Nalkuni, the carrier has in fact already done so. Mr. Nalkuni was quoted yesterday in Arabian Aerospace as saying Kenya Airways had leased a 747 freighter and two 737 freighters, in addition to agreeing to acquire two 777-300ER passenger aircraft.


He did not identify the source of the freighters, nor specify variant, but said all three would join the fleet in October. Kenya is leasing the two 777 pax units from GECAS, but so far there has been no indication of who the lessor or lessors will be for the freighters. 

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2 thoughts on “Freighters for Kenya Airways?

  1. I do know KQ and KLM are very tight (I think KLM has some financial stake in KQ, but am not sure of the details) and quite possibly there may be a shift of aircraft from KL to KQ (I know for a fact that has happened before on a short term period).

  2. Hmmm. That could be a source for the 747. Not for the 737s though.