Kenya Airways Fleet Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Details and Pictures

Kenya Airways Fleet Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Details and Pictures. On current fleet, Kenya Airways operates 9 wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Kenya Airways operates their Boeing 787-8 on medium to long-haul flights.

Kenya Airways took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in 2014.

The 234-seat aircraft feature a two-class configuration consisting of economy and business classes.

Powering the aircraft is the GEnx engines, which Kenya has chosen over the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines that have been crippling airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian Long Haul.

The engines are tried and tested on ultra-long-haul routes such as Nairobi to New York, as Qantas uses the engines for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet which fly daily transpacific flights between Australia and the U.S., as well as daily service between Perth and London.

With the Dreamliner being the largest and only long-haul aircraft in its fleet, it serves all of Kenya’s intercontinental routes, serving cities such as London, Paris, Bangkok and, now, New York.

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Kenya Airways Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

RegAircraft TypeDeliveredName
5Y-KZABoeing 787-8 DreamlinerMar 2014The Great Rift Valley
5Y-KZBBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerJun 2014The Zambezi River
5Y-KZCBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerJul 2014Maasai Mara
5Y-KZDBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerAug 2014
5Y-KZEBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerSep 2014Serengeti Plains
5Y-KZFBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerOct 2014
5Y-KZGBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerApr 2015Magical Kenya
5Y-KZHBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerOct 2018The Aberdare Range
5Y-KZJBoeing 787-8 DreamlinerJun 2019Ngorongoro Crater

Kenya Airways Fleet Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Kenya Airways flies in a two class configuration with 30 flat bed Business Class seats and 204 standard Economy Class seats.

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Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner business class as the airline’s premium cabin, called Premier World, was voted Africa’s best business class by the World Travel Awards in 2017 and has been highly praised by travel bloggers and frequent travelers compared to other African airlines.

On the Dreamliner, the five-row cabin is configured 2-2-2 in paired lie-flat seats separated by the middle galley and boarding door for a total of 30 seats.

The rear business class cabin is more private, featuring only two rows.

A business class seat features 74 inches of pitch and 31 inches of width, and comes with an amenity kit and a Kenya Airways-branded pillow and blanket.

The seat offers a personal reading light and bounds of storage space.

When in an upright position, the seats feature 74-inches of pitch.

At every seat, you’ll find a power outlet, USB charging port, personal movable reading light, cup holder, tethered remote for the in-flight entertainment and noise-canceling headphones.

Since the seats are paired, there is no direct aisle access for window seats.

However, when not in lie flat mode, there is plenty of room to walk passed your seatmate without disturbing them in the slightest.

The safety card and magazines are found in the center storage space between the two footrests under the in-flight entertainment screen.

The screens are on the back of the sat in front of you except in the bulkhead seats where they are smaller and stored in the center console.

The headphone jack, power outlet and remote is in the corner of the seat, easily accessible when in lie-flat mode but probably less so when in full upright mode.

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The in-flight entertainment remote, headphone jack and power outlet can be found tucked away behind the center console. 

Storage space is paramount as every free space in the seat can be used to store items for the flight, reducing the need to get up as the window seats do not have direct aisle access.

The remaining 204 seats on the aircraft belong to the economy class cabin of the aircraft.

The seats, arranged in a 3-3-3, are notably different than their counterparts on other aircraft in terms of cushioning.

Economy seats feature 32.2-inches of pitch and 18.5-inches of width.

Each seat features an adjustable headrest covered by a Kenya Airways-branded headrest cover.

Kenya Airways joins the very short list of airlines offering more than 32-inches of pitch on its long-haul aircraft as economy seats feature 32.2-inches of pitch, joined with 18.5 inches of width.

Additionally, only one row does not have a window on either side, row 32.

Kenya Airways economy features some of the most legroom in international economy cabins at 32.2-inches of pitch.

The headrests are covered by an extended head cover, but they are still adjustable.

Additionally, the layered seatback pockets are higher up to allow for more shin space.

Each seatback features a standard screen, coat hangar, remote and USB charging port.

The seatback pockets have been adjusted to allow for more shin space.

The seats feature similar amenities to business class such as a 110 volt AC power outlet found under the seat, USB charging port located in the seatback in front of you, coat hanger, headphones, tethered remote and a standard sized in-flight entertainment screen, as well as a pillow and blanket.

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The tray table is also foldable so you can choose between half open for drinks and fully open for a meal.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Kenya Airways

Wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Kenya Airways has business and economy class configuration with total capacity 234 seats.

Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner Kenya Airways
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner Kenya Airways

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Kenya Airways Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) is available at every Premier World and Economy Class seat.
  • Video. Personal televisions with Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) is available at every Premier World and Economy Class seat. More Information
  • AC Power. There are 110v AC power ports at all Premier World and Economy Class seats.
  • Food. On all international flights, complimentary beverage and meal service is offered in all classes.

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