Time/Date: 8/12/2019 1030Z
Operator: Kenya Airways
Equipment: Boeing 787-8
Reg: 5Y-KZA 🇰🇪
Flight number: KQ250/KQA250
Callsign: KENYA 250
Flight Level: FL410
Flight time: 2:36h
Origin: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya 🇰🇪 (NBO/HKJK)
Departure time: Scheduled: 0945Z, Actual 1031Z 🔴
Destination: Seychelles International Airport, Mahé, Seychelles 🇸🇨 (SEZ/FSIA)
Arrival time: Scheduled 1300Z, Actual 1307Z 🟢
Resting at Gate 19 before pushback.
Positive climb…gear up
Right turn heading East. Mount Kenya(5199m) visible in the distance
Approaching the Indian Ocean. UNESCO World Heritage town Lamu, Kenya visible beside the nacelle.
2 hours of crossing the Indian Ocean. Finally…signs of life
Final turn on the RNAV approach to RWY 13…landing checklist complete…
On a very, very short final to RWY13, 500ft above the sea
Approaching Decision Height
At last, the dream ends in paradise.
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I’ve always wanted to fly to Seychelles but I was unable to get a perfect opportunity until today. It’s a beautiful country with thousands of Islands. The airport can handle aircraft up to the 777(flown twice daily by EK from DXB). I hope you enjoyed my photos.
All the best, Kiz