Kenya Airways may sell off three B777-300s currently on sublease to Turkish Airlines, once they return to the Nairobi-based airline between September 2018 and December 2019, according to chairman Michael Joseph.

Although Kenya Airways would like to continue operating the B777s, they are too expensive to operate, he added. Any proceeds would be used to operate smaller aircraft, such as Embraer and B737s.

Kenya Airways is also expecting the imminent return of one of two B787s on lease to Oman Air, for placement on flights to New York in October 2018. The other B787 is due by the end of 2018.