Kenya aviation breaking news – Brand new E190ER arrives at Kenya Airways


Today saw Kenya Airways release of their financial year results but alongside more good news emerged when it was confirmed that their latest addition to the fleet, a brand new Embraer 190 had arrived overnight and was being readied for operations with the maiden flight due in under two weeks time to a destination in Southern Africa.

Kenya Airways had for long banked on their fleet of B737-300, B737-700 and B737-800 aircraft but since last year progressively introduced Embraer 170 and 190, which are being deployed on routes to Mombasa, the wider Eastern African region and now also to Southern Africa, where the new E 190 will according to a source from within the airline will fly to.

The 100 seater aircraft ‘is the right size for some routes’ said the same regular source at the airline’s head quarters earlier today, especially as the airline is going to introduce yet more African destinations in coming months. By 2013 Kenya Airways intends to fly to all African capitals / commercial hubs to comprehensively cover the continent and make itself the number one choice for travelers from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and the Asia / Pacific region when flying to Africa.

The fuel efficient aircraft offers, as all other fleet aircraft, both business and economy class and is configured 2-2 in both sections with wider and more comfortable seats in the front cabin. A further three such aircraft are expected for delivery in the second part of 2011, from an order of initially 5 such jets.

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