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Kenya Airways To Launch Flights To France  
User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1041 posts, RR: 34
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
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Kenya Airways' Managing director Titus Naikuni said that the airline would be starting a nonstop flight NBO-CDG from june 2006.
You can find the full article here : http://www.ttc.org/200601251240.k0pce6c20852.htm

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User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

More on this in today's Standard:

"...managing director Titus Naikuni...said KQ would fly three weekly flights using a new 200-seater Boeing 767-200, which the company will take delivery on July. He said they had planned to fly to Paris earlier than July, but were still being held back by technical and personnel logistics. "We decided to delay the flight as we do not have enough crew and aircraft at the moment,"...He said the delay was also because one of the terminals at the Charles de Gaulle Airport collapsed and is still under construction. He said the new route would serve French businessmen and tourists who have invested in East and Central Africa. Kenya received over 40,000 tourists last year. Most of these visitors had to either use charter or connect through Amsterdam".http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=35503.


User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

Well,

I guess that's good news for both France and KQ. KQ's flights into LHR and AMS seem to be doing extremely well, so with this addition some pax will be routed through CDG and KLM/KQ can offer more seats through AMS.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7002 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Kenya Airways is part-owned by KLM which means it is now part-owened by AF. So a link to CDG is obvious.

Why isn't KQ in SkyTeam yet?


User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

It was just waiting to happen, a very normal move considering the KL interest in KQ and the AFKL group as mentioned before.

I'm wondering about that 767-200 though. I thought KQ's longhaul fleet was 767-300ER and 777-200ER. And would a 767-200 non ER do the NBO-CDG?

West Africa is becoming a though market for SN at BRU if KL/KQ fly from AMS twice a day to NBO and AF/KQ start operating the CDG-NBO route together; probably aiming at a similar situation in a not too distant future.

It sounds like good news for Kenya in any case and that's heart warming!



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7002 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 4):
I'm wondering about that 767-200 though. I thought KQ's longhaul fleet was 767-300ER and 777-200ER.

Yes, the "767-200" must be an error. The -200 hasn't been produced for over a decade and is no longer even offered by Boeing. The -200ER could comfortably do the NBO-CDG route but it would seem odd for KQ to confuse their rather coherent fleet with a one-off. Their 767-300ERs are configured with 216 seats in C and Y. Continental's 767-200ERs, for comparison, seat 174 in C and Y. So if it's a "200-seater" then my guess is another 767-300ER.


User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

Here's the schedule:

KQ 112, NBO-CDG
Departs: 23:15 Tu, Th, Sa
Arrives: 6:45+1 We, Fr, Su

KQ 113, CDG-NBO
Departs: 11:00 We, Su / Departs: 14:20 Fr
Arrives: 20:30 We, Su / Arrives: 23:50 Fr


That's an awfully long time to have an aircraft sit in Paris. I guess they're waiting for in bound connections from AF?


User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 5):
f it's a "200-seater" then my guess is another 767-300ER.

On 15th Nov 2005 Boeing announced in its news release "Kenya Airways Signs for Fourth Boeing 777-200ER; Leases 767-300ER"that KQ was leasing a sixth 767-300ER during 2006, as well as purchase another 777-200ER in 2007. Could this be the new plane coming in July (called a 767-200 by Titus Naikuni?)

[Edited 2006-01-26 11:21:53]

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

Was discussed earlier


RE: Any African Aviation News? (by Soups Dec 10 2005 in Civil Aviation)#ID2484102



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7002 posts, RR: 63
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 8):
Was discussed earlier

Not in much depth and only among other news items. This is a more relevant thread.

Quoting Antskip (Reply 7):
Could this be the new plane coming in July (called a 767-200 by Titus Naikuni?)

Seems highly likely, doesn't it?

All credit to KQ. I've flown them short- and long-haul and they're a respectable airline. Their fleet is constantly being upgraded with new aeroplanes and their network is growing. I wish them well!

(Now could they do something about Nairobi Airport please...)


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3622 times:

Air France did serve NBO in the past, until summer 1997.
KQ also served Paris (ORY) until the mid 90s (A313 / B757).

Thanks to its relation with KLM, KQ will soon be an associated member of SkyTeam. So the re-opening of CDG, in complement of AMS, is somewhat not surprising and very logical.

The schedules chosen for KQ's flights shows clearly they are coordinated to offer the widest connections with AF's network.

I don't know yet if AF will codeshare on this KQ flight.

[Edited 2006-01-26 13:01:39]

User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 763 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 3):
Why isn't KQ in SkyTeam yet?

They are scheduled to enter this year along with UX RO and CM as associate members


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Quoting Aisak (Reply 11):
They are scheduled to enter this year along with UX RO and CM as associate members

... and MEA-Air Liban  Wink


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 6):
That's an awfully long time to have an aircraft sit in Paris.

Not like it is parked at CDG all day ... and definitely appears to be there for connections.


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

A little off topic, but how is the once weekly LHR-Mombasa 772 route doing?


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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Quoting ETStar (Reply 13):
Not like it is parked at CDG all day ... and definitely appears to be there for connections.

It is certainly not their for connections. How many flights depart NBO to match the 2350 arrival on Friday? And who would want to arrive NBO at 2350?


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2399 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3226 times:
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Must be the 767-300ER anyway, since I don't know which 772 would fly the route.

Something else off-topic, but is KQ still considering serving Miami ?

Why wouldn't KQ become a full ST member in the future ?

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