Kenya Airways awaits first freighter

KENYA Airways will bid farewell to its reliance on belly capacity for cargo operations when it acquires it first freighter in September.

The 737-300 aircraft, to be acquired on a lease agreement with a capacity of 19 tonnes per trip, will serve growing demand on the Africa and Asia routes.

“There has been growth in cargo to and from the Asian routes and new commodities like meat headed for the Middle East,” Sauda Rajab, general manager for Kenya Airways Cargo, said.

Kenya has new routes planned: Abuja (Nigeria), Beirut (Lebanon), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

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