Kenya’s leading airline Kenya Airways has resumed its freighter flights between Nairobi and New Delhi as revealed by the airline itself.
The once per week flights will include goods such as pharma, machinery, and general merchandise as the airline seeks to conquer the cargo business.
“Starting this month, KQ Cargo has resumed direct freighter flights between Nairobi and New Delhi! Our first uplift from New Dehli included pharma, machinery, and general merchandise. We are pleased to keep your cargo moving once per week from India to Africa.” Said Kenya Airways.
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The news comes two weeks exactly after they made history by repurposing a Boeing 787 into a Preighter, an aircraft converted to ferry cargo.
“Kenya Airways and Avianor are making aerospace history with a first-ever cabin cargo repurposing of a Boeing 787 into a “Preighter”. The term preighter was coined in the pandemic to refer to passenger aircraft converted to carry cargo” Said KQ
The purpose of the move was meet the rising demand in transportation of cargo including essential and medical goods.
“It addresses the growing demand for increased cargo capacity & the demand for essential & medical goods while supporting future commercial opportunities thereby contributing to the stimulation of the local and regional economies.” Said KQ
Speaking at the function, KQ CEO Mr. Alex Kilavuka noted that the Preighters will bridge business between enable Kenya export more goods to their partners across the globe.
“KQ’s purpose is to contribute to the sustainable development of Africa. The preighter will enable us to bridge businesses & enhance connectivity. Kenya will export more goods to our partners across the globe & stimulate business for local suppliers.” Said Mr. Alex Kilavuka