Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kenya Airways to acquire freighter

Kenya Airways MD, Mr  Titus Naikuni (right). Photo/FILE

Kenya Airways MD, Mr Titus Naikuni (right). Photo/FILE 


Kenya Airways has announced plans to develop its cargo division to boost capacity by acquiring a freighter.

Speaking while opening the Africa Air Cargo Conference in Nairobi, group managing director Titus Naikuni said that the airline was sourcing for a cargo freighter to be operational by the next financial year which starts in April 2011. 

He said that Kenya Airways had noted rising demand for cargo services from customers and was keen to support the growth in intra-Africa Cargo growth. “The freighter will be used for operations across Africa destinations,” he said.

Mr Naikuni said that the freighter service will be complemented by capacity offered by wide-body aircraft already serving Lusaka, Lilongwe, Harare and Kinshasa routes.