Kenya Airways Hopes to Acquire 30 Aircraft

Kenya Airways, the beleaguered national airline which faces rising competition from other African carriers, intends to double its fleet in a five-year span. Undertaking this aggressive fleet growth is necessary, according to a recent statement by company chairman Michael Joseph, to achieve economies of scale.

According to fleet data from mba’s REDBOOK, 33 aircraft comprise the active fleet of the Nairobi-based airline. The firm operates the ERJ-190 from Embraer, alongside Boeing’s 737 and 787 Dreamliner models.

Source: Reuters