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Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:18 pm

Kenya Airways starting January 19, 2015 will launch 787 operations on Nairobi - London Heathrow route, replacing the 777-200ER.

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KQ102 NBO2350 – 0545+1LHR 788 D
KQ101 LHR1900 – 0630+1NBO 788 D

This will be the carrier's 2nd European destination served by the 787.

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http://airlineroute.net/2014/11/14/kq-lhr-jan15/
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:44 pm

Which routes are the 772's being re-deployed to?
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:46 pm

Great news. But a bit of a downgrade from the 77E with 322 seats compared to the 788 with 234 seats.
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:50 pm

The 777s are rarely anywhere near full anyway. Can always be subbed for the 777 again if needed.
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 1):

I know they fly them to Mumbai and Lagos. I believe Dubai as well.
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:51 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 2):

- I suspect passenger numbers are on the decline to Kenya as a result of terrorism and Ebola fears in Africa in general, a sensible equipment change to make capacity more suited.
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:29 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
I suspect passenger numbers are on the decline to Kenya as a result of terrorism and Ebola fears in Africa in general

Exactly what I was thinking.

I may be refereed to one as I have canceled my trip to Africa.
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:48 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
- I suspect passenger numbers are on the decline to Kenya as a result of terrorism and Ebola fears in Africa in general, a sensible equipment change to make capacity more suited.

Hmmm, I agree that some uneducated people might make the decision not to travel to Kenya because they just link Ebola with the whole of Africa. However those of us with a brain should point out that the centre of the Ebola outbreak (Sierra Leone) is actually closer to London than Nairobi!!!!
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:56 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
- I suspect passenger numbers are on the decline to Kenya as a result of terrorism and Ebola fears in Africa in general, a sensible equipment change to make capacity more suited.

I'd say the decrease in tourism to Kenya is more from terrorism threats - especially around the Mombassa area than from Ebola which has nothing to do with Kenya other than being on the same continent as some of the problem countries.
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:10 pm

For passengers, the experience will be more comfortable, some cabins of their 772 start to be almost worn out. At least all the European cities will be served with new aircrafts.
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:21 pm

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 7):
However those of us with a brain should point out that the centre of the Ebola outbreak (Sierra Leone) is actually closer to London than Nairobi!!!!

This has nothing to do with intelligence, I know a ton of very bright people who can't manage to grasp the map scaling issues that cause this distorted perception. It's just a wall in most peoples heads.
 
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RE: Kenya Airways Plans 787 Service To LHR

Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:43 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 4):

I thought NBO-DXB was a 737-800 route.
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