PHOTOS/VIDEO: Kenya Airways’ maiden flight lands in New York
Kenya Airways’ maiden direct flight to the US has landed at the JF Kennedy International Airport.
The plane carrying 234 passengers landed some minutes after 2pm after it was delayed for 31 minutes.
The plane christened “Magical Kenya” left JKIA on October 27 at 2259 hours, cruising at 888 km/hour.
It was bound to travel 11,800 km in an estimated 15 hour journey.
It had four pilots with senior pilot Captain Joseph Kinuthia leading the crew.’
There was also a crew of 12 attendants on the plane.
Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma led the Kenyan delegation.
Others on board were US Ambassador Robert Godec and KQ’s Chairman Micheal Joseph were among VIP’s.
Kenya Airways flight 002 receiving a water cannon salute at JFK Airport.