Kenya Airways Goes Inexperienced on Sustainable Flight Problem


Nairobi — Kenya’s Nationwide provider, Kenya Airways (KQ) demonstrated the way forward for sustainable aviation by flying an environmentally sustainable B787-800 Dreamliner flight from Nairobi to Amsterdam.

The flight that occurred on Might 14, 2022, was a part of The Sustainable Flight Problem (TSFC) which introduced collectively 16 SkyTeam Alliance member airways.

The 16 airways participated in a pleasant competitors demonstrating and implementing environmental and carbon discount initiatives for sustainable aviation for the longer term.

Allan Kilavuka, Chief Government Officer and Group Managing Director, Kenya Airways, stated, “With sustainability changing into an more and more urgent problem, we acknowledge that real change will solely occur if the complete aviation ecosystem works collectively to remodel our business. For Africa, we need to elevate the bar on sustainability and this problem has given us the chance to collaborate and compete for actual change whereas accelerating options and applied sciences for a greater tomorrow.”

KQ’s participation targeted on environmental conservation and labored carefully with its companions, suppliers, and company throughout the shopper journey to help the discount of carbon emissions throughout this flight. The problem was a transparent demonstration that the success of sustainable aviation shall be depending on partnerships and synergies from all aviation stakeholders.

From the starting stage, the airline optimized gasoline use for the flight operation by; deciding on an optimum route for the deliberate operation primarily based on essentially the most environment friendly climb and cruise speeds, planning on the optimum cruise flight ranges, and dealing with the assorted air visitors companies to realize the shortest routes throughout the assorted airspaces.

Visitor on board have been served with a fastidiously chosen Eco-friendly menu ready in partnership with our catering companion NAS. The substances for the meals have been sourced from native Kenyan farmers who concentrate on rising natural greens and fruits, natural hen and supplemented with contemporary herbs from NAS in-house inexperienced home.

The top beads worn by the feminine cabin crew on the Flight are constituted of previous KQ Msafiri inflight magazines by a ladies’s group in Kibera, Nairobi. Whereas the enterprise class blankets have been produced from plastic bottles by The Megh Group who recycle plastic bottles and convert them into textiles.

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