Kenya Airways goes green on Sustainable Flight Challenge

Kenya’s National carrier, Kenya Airways has demonstrated the future of sustainable aviation by flying an environmentally sustainable B787-800 Dreamliner flight from Nairobi to Amsterdam.

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The flight that took place on May 14, 2022, was part of The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC) that brought together 16 SkyTeam Alliance member airlines. The 16 airlines participated in a friendly competition demonstrating and implementing environmental and carbon reduction initiatives for sustainable aviation for the future.

Allan Kilavuka, chief executive officer and Group managing director, Kenya Airways, said, “With sustainability becoming an increasingly pressing issue, we recognise that genuine change will only happen if the entire aviation ecosystem works together to transform our industry. For Africa, we want to raise the bar on sustainability and this challenge has given us the opportunity to collaborate and compete for real change while accelerating solutions and technologies for a better tomorrow.”