Kenya Airways to expand capacity, adds B737-800Fs

Kenya Airways is introducing a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters in order to expand its cargo capacity. The flag-carrier says the freighters will contribute to its “diversification strategy” and address a “growing demand” for cargo carriage in the region. Kenya Airways currently operates a pair of older 737-300 freighters. It indicated that it was launching 737-800F operations during a logistics event in Nairobi this week, and said a second aircraft is due to enter service in February next year.

“With the addition of this [new] freighter, Kenya Airways will now offer increased cargo capacity to existing routes as well as new cargo destinations,” said chief executive Allan Kilavuka.

He said there is a need for African entities to invest in sustainable freight operations – including air cargo – to advance socio-economic development.