• Chidozie Uzoezie

Financial Constraints: Kenya Airways Sells Boeing 777-200ER

Kenya Airways has entered into a sale agreement with Omni Air International for two of its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, following approval from its board.

Omni Air International is a US based airline providing global passenger ACMI wet lease and charter programs.

Kenya Airways announced its intention to sell the Boeing 777-200ER fleet in November 2014 as it sought to rationalize its fleet as part of its turnaround strategy.

The aircraft were delivered new to Kenya Airways between 2004 and 2007 and operated on its scheduled routes especially on long haul routes to Asia and Europe. The aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent 892B engines and currently configured with 28 business and 294 economy seats.

The two aircrafts will be leaving for their new home in the next two months after Kenya Airways completes their exit preparation, with the first one transferring before the end of January.

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