Turkish Airlines to Take Kenya Airways' Boeing 777-300ERs
Turkish Airlines has reportedly struck a deal with Kenya Airways wherein it will assume the latter's unwanted fleet of three Boeing 777-300ERs. Dutch media outlets report that last week, 5Y-KZY (msn 41819), and 5Y-KZZ (msn 41818) were ferried from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta to Amsterdam where they will undergo refurbishment with KLM Engineering & Maintenance with 5Y-KZX (msn 42097) to follow.
Once ready, the twinjets will be deployed on Turkish Airlines' flights to Mumbai Int'l and Delhi Int'l under the internal code "77K". As part of its cost-cutting programme, Kenya Airways has moved to reduce over-capacity resulting in its entire fleet of Boeing 777s being parked and put up for sale.
Last week, the carrier announced it would sell two Boeing 777-200ERs to US ACMI/charter specialist, Omni Air International for an undisclosed amount.