Kenya Airways Captian Irene Koki Mutungi has said it would be an honour to be tasked with flying Kenya’s historic inaugural flight to the U.S.
Media reports from various sources early this week had claimed that Irene would commandeer the flight, with President Uhuru Kenyatta a passenger.
But Koki, the first African female Boeing 787 Captain in the world, dispelled the misleading reports saying Kenya Airways is yet to select the pilot who gets the remarkable honour.
“Thank you for all your kind words and congratulatory messages. I’m truly overwhelmed but Kq has not yet selected who gets to do the inaugural US flight,” said Koki via Twitter.
She added: “It was a press assumption after a media event I recently attended with the US Secretary of Trade.”
“I hope I get the honor though,” she concluded.
The maiden flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is set for October 28. President Uhuru will depart in the business class from Nairobi at 11.25 pm and land at JFK at 6.25 am the next day.