Kenya Airways has entered into a sale agreement with Omni Air International for two of its Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft, following approval from its board.
Omni Air International is a US based airline providing global passenger ACMI wet lease and charter programs.
Kenya Airways announced its intention to sell the B777-200 ER fleet in November 2014 as it sought to rationalize its fleet as part of its turnaround strategy.
These aircraft were delivered new to Kenya Airways between 2004 and 2007 and operated on its scheduled routes especially on long haul routes to Asia and Europe. The aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent 892B engines and currently configured with 28 business and 294 economy seats.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO said:
“I am pleased that we have reached this milestone. Although we announced our intention to rationalize our fleet in line with our current position more than a year ago, it has taken a while to find a good home for our B777-200 ER. We are now satisfied with this sale and will make other important announcements on fleet rationalization later this month”.
The two aircrafts will be leaving for their new home in the next two months after Kenya Airways completes their exit preparation, with the first one transferring before the end of January.