The777Man
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Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Sun May 23, 2004 2:13 am

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.

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Sun May 23, 2004 4:51 am

Are they still planning to start nonstop or direct flights from Nairobi to New York City?
 
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Sun May 23, 2004 11:54 am

The aircraft arrived in LHR saturday afternoon,it will depart sunday night.

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Sun May 23, 2004 12:11 pm

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.

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Sun May 23, 2004 12:26 pm

They are planning on launching Miami/MIA in spring 2005. Nothing set in stone, but it is the plans.
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Sun May 23, 2004 2:35 pm


I thought they were planning on launching service to Detroit (DTW) with the NW / KL alliance.
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 2:54 am

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,
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 4:10 am

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.

 
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 4:16 am

JMO-777,

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

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 4:51 am

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.

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 4:57 am

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

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 5:09 am

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


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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 5:11 am

Good point Roberta!  Wow!

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

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 5:20 am

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.

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 5:25 am

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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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 5:45 am

Odd,
The Boeing Website doesn't say anything about this!
 
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 5:50 am

Are those engines GE90's?
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 5:57 am

They look like PWs or RRs...
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 6:14 am

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!


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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Mon May 24, 2004 6:40 am

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?

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KQ B777 - Welcome To Kenya

Tue May 25, 2004 12:52 am

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!
 
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Tue May 25, 2004 3:03 am

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.

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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Tue May 25, 2004 3:08 am

The 777 will be serving LHR 3times a wee on a mix of flights.
 
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RE: Kenya Airways (KQ) Takes Delivery Of 777

Fri May 28, 2004 9:32 am

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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