7 April 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Kenya Airways have announced the delivery and flyaway of the Kenyan flag carrier´s first 787 Dreamliner.
The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to Kenya Airways´ home base in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The 787 will form the backbone of the airline´s future long-haul fleet, providing greater range, improved efficiencies and outstanding passenger comfort.
Kenya Airways´ first 787 is scheduled to begin flying regionally within Africa in the coming weeks, before beginning long-haul service to Paris in early June. Find out more at http://www.boeing.com