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Kenya Airways Gets First Dedicated Cargo Aircraft

February 21, 2012

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Kenya Airways Ltd. introduced its first dedicated cargo aircraft, sub-Saharan Africa’s third- largest airline said.

The Boeing 747-400F aircraft, which will fly twice weekly between Guangzhou, Nairobi and Lagos, has a capacity of 120 metric tons and 876 cubic meters of space, the Nairobi-based airline said in a statement in the Daily Nation newspaper today.

The aircraft will be operated in association with Air France and KLM, it said. Last month, Kenya Airways said cargo tonnage in the three months to Dec. 31 rose 6.2 percent to 16,131 tons after an increase in capacity.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eric Ombok in Nairobi at eombok@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vernon Wessels at vwessels@bloomberg.net


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