Kenya Airways unveils its first “Preighter”
FPEAK, on 8th February 2021, joined the national carrier, Kenya Airways and other stakeholders during the unveiling and commissioning of the first Re-purposed Dreamliner. The repurposed passenger Boeing 787 to a cargo aircraft, is in response to the depressed demand on the passenger side and the growing demand for air cargo in Kenya and across the continent.
The re-purposing included cabin modifications undertaken through December 2020 by the KQ Team in close collaboration with Avianor, a leader in the aerospace industry. This will increase the capacity of FPEAK members to ship flowers, fruits and vegetables to the international markets.
The event was graced by the CS Transport, Infrastructure Housing, Urban Development and Public works, Mr. James Macharia and CS Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise development, Hon. Betty C. Maina.
FPEAK will continue to engage the government and other industry stakeholders to ensure smooth running and increased efficiency of businesses.