Good news from Kenya air ways, it has confirmed the delivery of their 10th Embraer E190 jet which is composed of 12 business class seats and 84 economy class seats making a total of 96 passengers. This craft is the last one among the 3 which were leased from the Air Lease Corporation best known as ALC. This new jet will be very much useful since it will assist the airline to increase on the number of times that they fly to different destinations as well as help to add more destinations where they can fly to especially now that there is the Kilimanjaro destination coming on board in early July and will be in a code shared operation with partner Precision Air. .
The delivery of the E 190 has realized the pressure off the B737-700 and -800 fleet operating in Africa in places like Bujumbura or Kigali, Entebbe as well as Addis Ababa, where the 2×2 arrangement in the economy cabin and the 2×1 in business class are allowed as an adequate layout on flights of between 1 and up to 3 hours.
The jets do work along side the3 E170s on routes to Mombasa, Kisumu, Malindi and will be joining the route to Eldoret which will create stiff competition between Kenya airways and its competitor. They will be flying in an interval of one month until next year in March but will start operating in July this year. After March next year, there will be another batch of newly ordered B737-800s which will be delivered which will fly to different destinations across Africa and are expected to help Kenya airways achieve its target of connecting Nairobi to every commercial and political city around Africa by the end of 2013.
Good luck with all their plans.
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