Editor's Review

Kenya Airways (KQ) on Monday received its second Boeing 737-800 Freighter, taking the total cargo fleet to four. 

Kenya Airways (KQ) on Monday, April 1,  received its second Boeing 737-800 Freighter, taking the total cargo fleet to four. 

The aircraft received will offer customers and partners more cargo capacity on its global network especially the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. 

Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Allan Kilavuka Kenya Airways noted that KQ had made a commitment to increase cargo business and support their customers' long-term needs.  

Kenya Airways (KQ) receives second Boeing 737-800 Freighter. 

"The arrival of the new B738 Freighter, the second one this year, and the fourth in our cargo fleet, is a significant milestone in KQ Cargo’s fleet expansion plans. We are confident the additional cargo aircraft will allow us to further increase our capacity and significantly increase our frequencies as we propel Africa’s prosperity and connect its people, cultures, and markets," Kilavuka stated.  

KQ Cargo will deploy the freighter to the following routes: Sharjah and Dubai World Central in the United Arab Emirates, Jeddah, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Dakar in Senegal, Lagos in Nigeria among other destinations.

The new aircraft offers 20 tons of cargo capacity with a range of up to 7 hours and joins the current KQ Cargo freighter fleet of one (1) Boeing 737-800 and two (2) Boeing 737-300 Freighters.