Kenya Airways set to return to B767-300 services to Delhi in June


Not long after reducing capacity on the Nairobi to Dehli route by the introduction of a B737-700 aircraft instead of the initially operated B767-300 aircraft, has Kenya Airways now indicated that from the 11th June onwards they will revert to the B767-300 operation, at least until the 01st of September, if not beyond.

KQ presently flies three times a week nonstop between Nairobi and Delhi, India’s capital city, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, returning to Kenya the following day.

There is also speculation about the current flights between Nairobi and the Seychelles, where the airline presently operates the B737-700, which has a seat capacity of 116 seats in a dual class configuration but is now periodically also deploying the Embraer E190, which in a dual class configuration offers a total of 96 seats.

A regular deployment of the E190 to Mahe could allow the airline to move from the present 3 to 4 flights a week without raising capacity too much, especially now that Kenya Airways has signed a major partnership deal with Etihad Airways, which in turn controls 40 percent of Air Seychelles. Possibilities and new options galore, so watch this space for regular and breaking news from Eastern Africa’s aviation sector.