(Last Updated On: April 22, 2014)
Kenya Airways got its first Dreamliner on April 2014 after a really long wait due to various problems. The plane flew a 16 hour direct flight from Seattle USA where it was manufactured.
What are the KQ Dreamliner Specs?
The Dreamliner is 56.7 meters long, has a tail height of 16.9 meters and a huge wing span of 60.1 meters. The plane has passenger capacity of 250 people. Each Dreamliner costs Kenya Airways around sh11 billion. It will cruise at a height of 43,000 feet with a speed of 7600-8000 nautical miles.
5 more Dreamliners will be delivered each month from June till October. KQ has ordered a total of 9 Dreamliners. Only Ethiopian Airlines has dreamliners in Africa apart from Kenya Airways.
What will be the KQ Dreamliner flying routes?
The Dreamliner will be flying to Paris, Beijing and Shanghai starting on June 2014. The B787 will be able to carry more passengers than KQ’s other planes and it is more fuel efficient, consuming a whole 20% less fuel.