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Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777  
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6571 posts, RR: 55
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

Hi!

Kenya Airways (KQ) took delivery of their first 777 yesterday and flew it via London to Nairobi. Kenya Airways is the 30th airline currently operating the 777. They will put it into service at the beginning of June from Nairobi to AMS and LHR.

Any info configuration and amenities is appriciated.

The777Man



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User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

Are they still planning to start nonstop or direct flights from Nairobi to New York City?

User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4540 times:
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The aircraft arrived in LHR saturday afternoon,it will depart sunday night.

M



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4488 times:

I haven't heard of any firm plans to fly to the US. There were some talks about possibly start flying to MIA, but nothing more than talks.

The777Man



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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32788 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

They are planning on launching Miami/MIA in spring 2005. Nothing set in stone, but it is the plans.


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User currently offlineDCAYOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 602 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4385 times:


I thought they were planning on launching service to Detroit (DTW) with the NW / KL alliance.



Retorne ao céu...
User currently offlineJMO-777 From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 501 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

Hi!

Perhaps I've just seen the KQ 777 flying over my house, so my questions:
Can anyone tell me if she has already departed LHR for NBO?
and
Which airroute does she fly?
Thanks a lot!!!

GreetZ,
Jan



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User currently offlineTargowski From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

i hope they fly nonstop to the US. they would make a lot of money on africa tourism/trade. dunno know which would be better, MIA or NYC.

my question would be this...if they did fly nonstop, would the choice of MIA vs NYC vs DTW be a question of range of the 777 or of alliances with an american carrier?

i am assuming the 777 can fly (likely with some wieght restriction) nonstop both ways fairly easily.



User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4099 times:
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JMO-777,

She is due to deaprt LHR about 22:45 local time.

M



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User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

Good news for Kenya. I got to take a few photos of the 777 at Everett a few weeks ago when I was there. I'll post the photos if anyone would like to see them.

Jeff



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Watched it myself at LHR. Lovely looking a/c!

Congrats to the guys who got shots uploaded,


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Photo © Dennis Lau



That is what you call lovely!

Justin  Big grin


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3989 times:

Why has the 777 got red engines but all the other A/C got white ones?


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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Good point Roberta!  Wow!

Think the 772ER in the Kenya colours looks dead gorgeous though!

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Actually as far as i know summer KQ NBO-AMS schedules are all 767-300ER flights, the only flight where i found the 777 is NBO-BKK-HKG and back.

TWA902



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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32788 posts, RR: 72
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

my question would be this...if they did fly nonstop, would the choice of MIA vs NYC vs DTW be a question of range of the 777 or of alliances with an american carrier?

It is various factors, including financial incentives, which Miami is giving Kenya Airways. The flights would not be non-stop. If it goes ahead, MIA-NBO will have a stopover in Amsterdam. Miami is the frontrunner because of incentive packages being offered locally and cargo traffic.



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User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

Odd,
The Boeing Website doesn't say anything about this!


User currently offlineRB211LTN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Are those engines GE90's?


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User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

They look like PWs or RRs...


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User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1001 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Kenya 777s are powered by RR Trent 892s...
their engine selection was a bit confusing to me, as their cooperation with KLM should make GE90s the more likely choice...
anyone know why they chose RR, and who is going to do maintenance on them?

thanks!


raggi



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9822 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

It would be nice once KQ starts using their 777's on the Amsterdam route. At my work, KQ mostly stands in front of us at gate F03 or F05. Their aircraft is always very clean and still looks new, actually, their 767 is still a relatively new aircraft  Wink/being sarcastic

When KQ starts their 777 service to Amsterdam, will this mean a complete routing change? They will continue to Miami, so I assume their current flightplan will be changed to a U.S. bound flight, instead of returning to Africa (Kenya) after arrival in Amsterdam? Who will maintain their 777? KLM does the maintenance of KQ's 767's, right? Will KLM also maintain KQ's 777's as KLM partly owns KQ and KLM also operates the 777 themselves?

Regards A388


User currently offlineNflippa From Kenya, joined Sep 2001, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

They know how to welcome the new bird in style. They took it on spin across beautiful Kenya. I couldn't believe my eyes when she did a low-level fly-by over Malindi beach this afternoon, a place which only sees F-28's and Saab 340's - what a stunning performance.
Good luck KQ - keep it up!


User currently offlineJrebel From Sweden, joined Aug 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

KQ may well want to fly to the US, but they may not. As long as Kenya is not rated category 1 by the FAA, no Kenyan airline may start services to the USA.

johan


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

The 777 will be serving LHR 3times a wee on a mix of flights.

User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

In case you want to see Boeing's press release:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/q2/nr_040527h.html

Two Thumbs up, Kenya Airways!!  Big thumbs up Big thumbs up

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