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Kenya Airways bids goodbye to the Boeing 767

As Kenya Airways received its fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner today, the airline confirmed to us that the Boeing 767 has been entirely phased out of the fleet.

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Kenya Airways began acquiring Boeing 767 aircraft in 2001 as it phased out an older fleet of Airbus A310. Since then, the Boeing 767 has been part of the airline’s rapid expansion, serving on routes to London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Dubai, Mumbai and Lagos.

Prior to Kenya Airways’ entry into the Boeing 777 club, the 767 was the largest aircraft in the fleet.

Today, Kenya Airways has five Boeing 787 Dreamliners that have replaced the 767s. A sixth Boeing 787 has been completed at Boeing’s assembly lines in the United States and is expected in Kenya before the end of 2014. The 787 promises better fuel economy compared to the 767, and could save Kenya Airways substantial cash on fuel expenses.

Kenya Airways flew the 767 longer than it had planned. Initial deliveries of the Dreamliner were expected in 2010, but the first Dreamliner was delivered to Kenya in April 2014.

Check out below a collection of photos of Kenya Airways Boeing 767s.

5Y-KQQ at Nairobi’s JKIA. Photo by Andrew Thomas.

5Y-KQQ at Nairobi’s JKIA. Photo by Andrew Thomas.

 

5Y-KQX at Amsterdam, 2004. The aircraft has the older Kenya Airways livery. Photo by Luc Verkuringen.

5Y-KQX at Amsterdam, 2004. The aircraft has the older Kenya Airways livery. Photo by Luc Verkuringen.

 

5Y-KYV at Paris in this undated image. Photo by Eric Salard.

5Y-KYV at Paris in this undated image. Photo by Eric Salard.

 

5Y-KYW at Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by David Osborn.

5Y-KYW at Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by David Osborn.

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