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Boeing 787-8 5 interesting facts about Kenya Airways Dreamliner that will make the maiden trip to US

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Retailing at $815 (Sh84,000) with returns return tickets set to retail from Sh106,000 the announcement was meet with celebrations.

play Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZD (Flickr)

Kenya’s National Carrier is slated to make its first maiden flight to US on the month of October.

After what seemed like an eternity, Kenya Airways announced on Thursday it would be commencing daily flights between Nairobi and New York in October 28th.

This is an exciting moment for us. It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa. We are honored to contribute to the economic growth of Kenya and East Africa.” said Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz during the launch event.

play Nairobi to New York flight path (twitter)

 

The airline announced it had already opened ticket sales on the airline's website and through agents for the 15 hour flight.

Retailing at $815 (Sh84,000) with returns return tickets set to retail from Sh106,000 the announcement was meet with celebrations.

play Inside Boeing 787-8 – Dreamliner (Wired)

 

Here are interesting facts about Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 – Dreamliner that will make the maiden trip.

Capacity

KQ’s Boeing 787-8 – Dreamliner carrys  a total of 234 passengers;  30 (Premier World) 
204 (Economy)

play Kenya Airways 787 Business Class (thedesignair)

 

Cruising speed

Boeing 787-8 – Dreamliner has a cruising speed of 575 mph (Mach 0.85) at 35,000ft.

Engine

Boeing 787-8 – Dreamliner is equipped with the GEnx engine, the best-selling engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The GEnx engine offers up to 15% improved fuel efficiency and 15% less CO2 compared to GE’s CF6 engine.  

Cargo

Boeing 787-8 – Dreamliner carries a total volume 4,400 cu ft  (124.59 cu m) .

Basic Dimensions:

Wing Span197 ft 2 in (60.1 m)
Overall Length186 ft (56.7 m)
Tail Height55 ft 4 in(16.9 m))
Interior Cabin Width18 ft (5.49 m)
Diameter19 ft 4 in (5.91 m)