Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, an affiliate of Singapore Airlines, said it will lease three new Boeing ( BA) 737-800 planes to Kenya Airways. The aircraft are the first of 20 Next Generation 737s recently ordered by SALE from Boeing and the planes will be delivered to KQ in the fourth quarter of 2006 and leased for eight years each, SALE added.
At the Paris Air Show, MD Naikiuni expressed a desire to add more wide-body aircraft - however 737 are narrow-body aircraft and not really suited for long-flights, such as to Mumbai, which should be done using the airlines' 767. It’s no fun to fly a single-aisle aircraft for 7 hours, where economy class passengers share two bathrooms and have little room to manoeuvre around meal carts.