Last month, Europe’s largest Airline Lufthansa christened one of their cargo aircrafts Jambo Kenya. The plane touched down in Nairobi around 3 weeks ago, to a warm welcome. We have some pics.

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How did this happen? Well.. It’s part of Lufthansa’s strategy to conquer Africa’s cargo business. It is targeting various emerging countries, and Jambo Kenya was just a start.

The idea to give the aircraft the greeting “Jambo Kenya” originated from the winning idea in a creative public competition held by Lufthansa Cargo to find a naming convention for its entire fleet in advance of the arrival of the 777. From the more than 40,000 potential aircraft names submitted to Lufthansa Cargo, a jury with the involvement of the full Cargo Board opted for the central theme to “Say hello around the world”. Accordingly, all freighters in the Lufthansa Cargo fleet – both Boeing 777Fs and MD-11Fs – will henceforth be christened with greetings in more than 20 customary languages.

Lufthansa Cargo flies to Nairobi 4 times a week.

Full name Deutsche Lufthansa, the airline is Germany’s flag carrier and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size. It has a fleet of over 620 planes.

It is also the largest airline in the world in terms of revenue, ahead of American Airlines.