The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6702 posts, RR: 55 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5005 times:
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.
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33441 posts, RR: 71
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4153 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.
Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1006 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3980 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?
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10136 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3935 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
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?
Nflippa From Kenya, joined Sep 2001, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3769 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!