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PRESS STATEMENT Update on Flight KQ117

July 7, 2013...Further to our earlier communication on the progress around recovery of the Kenya Airways flight number KQ117 that was diverted to Athens enroute to Nairobi from Amsterdam,  we would like to update our customers and the general public as follows:

1. The spare required to repair the landing gear door is set to arrive from Amsterdam at 1620 hours local time. Accoording to our engineering team on the ground, it will take two hours  to finalise the repairs. 

2. Once the testing is completed, it will take another 2 hours to prepare the aircraft for departure. The revised estimated departure time is 2130 hours (same time zone as East Africa) from Athens  with estimated arrival time in Nairobi at 0430 hours Monday 8th July.

3. For passengers with onward connections, we will make all efforts to  re-book them on onward flights from Nairobi tomorrow.

We shall continue to provide updates as and when they are available. 


For further enquiries please contact Kenya Airways on +254 (0) 203274747 OR +2540711 02 4747 OR +254 0734 10 4747. 


Mbuvi Ngunze 

Chief Operating Officer, 

Kenya Airways