Kenya Airways boosts fleet with another E190


With the delivery of another Embraer E190 has Kenya Airways boosted its fleet over the weekend, affirming it as Africa’s largest operator of this aircraft type.

Registered as 5Y-FFF the single aisle regional jet offers 12 business class seats with a 2 x 1 layout and 84 economy class seats in a 2 x 2 configuration, making it ideal sized for short domestic, regional and continental routes where much of Kenya Airways’ hub traffic is coming from.

This is the 6th of a 10 aircraft order currently being delivered by the Brazilian manufacturer with the remaining four of them due for delivery over the coming months.

Dr. Titus Naikuni, CEO of Kenya Airways, was quoted to have said on occasion of taking delivery of this latest addition to the fleet: ‘Acquisition of the E-190 aircrafts is a step towards growing the airline network by route and frequency growth, and the E190 is ideal especially for new routes development, while increasing frequencies on existing routes’.

Kenya Airways now operates 39 aircraft from its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from where it connects to 40 African destinations, Europe, the Gulf, India and the Far East. The airline was in 2012 voted as the Best Business Airline in Africa. Visit for more information on destinations and schedules.

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