Kenya Airways to use passenger aircraft for cargo operations

Kenya Airways Thursday morning dispatched a cargo flight operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft from Nairobi to London loaded with 40,000kgs of fresh produce. This is part of the innovative initiatives that Kenya Airways have embarked on by converting four wide-body passenger aircraft to fit cargo operations in order to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on operations.

This flight is in addition to KQ 2764- a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which took off from Johannesburg on Sunday 12 April 2020, packed with medical supplies and other essential items.

Kenya Airways in a statement said that “…. there is a demand for cargo aircraft across the world and we will continue to play our part by keeping essential supplies moving during this time”.

“Some of our grounded passenger aircraft will, therefore, complement the work of the cargo freighters to facilitate this,” Kenya Airways added.

The airline, according to Kenya Airways, continues to be one of the catalysts of economic growth and is expected to play a role in the rebound.

“Today’s flight is one step toward that recovery journey.”

“Looking at the entire value chain when it comes to producing what was uplifted today, we are pleased to be supporting the different players in that chain and will continue to do so as part of our purpose which is, contributing to the sustainable development of Africa”.

Kenya Airways, in conclusion, reiterated that the safety of their crew remains their highest priority

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