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Kenya Airways – The Pride of Africa

Kenya Airways, which is also known as Kenya Airways Ltd, is a major air carrier of Africa and a member of SkyTeam since June 2010. The headquarters of the airline is in Embakasi, Nairobi. The primary hub of the airline is Jomo Kenyata International Airport. Kenya Airways is one of the leading Sub-Saharan operators and the carrier was ranked fourth among the top ten ones that operate in Africa by seat capacity, behind South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir in January 2013. The currently has a strength of 4,006 employees. Flying Blue is the frequent flyer programme offered by the airline.

History

Established by the Government of Kenya on 22nd January 1977 and July 1980, the airline had 2,100 employees and a fleet of three Boeing 707-320Bs, one Boeing 720B, one DC-9-30 and three Fokker F-27-200s. The airline was under the sole ownership of the Kenyan government till April 1995, and it was privatized in 1996, thus, becoming the first Africanflag carrier to successfully do so. The airline is currently a public-private partnership with the Government of Kenya owing 29.8 % shares, followed by KLM, which has a 26.73% stake in the company.

Fleet

The airline has a fleet of 42 aircraft and has 2 Boeing 737-300, 7 Boeing 737-800 4 Boeing 737-700, 4 Boeing 777-200ER, 3 Boeing 777-300ER, 6 Boeing 787-8 and 15 Embraer 190. The newest addition in the fleet is of 2 Boeing 737-300F. The handover of the first Boeing 787 took place on 4 April 2014. The airline has placed an order of 3 Boeing 787-8 and 1 Boeing 777-300ER.

Award

Since its establishment in the year 1977, the airline has received many awards for its outstanding contribution to the aviation industry.

·         Kenya Airways wins Africa's Leading Airline-Business Class in the World Travel Awards 2014

·         Kenya Airways among top ten most improved Airlines in the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2014

·         Kenya Airways wins Best Cargo Airline in Africa Award in 2014

·         Africa’s Leading Economy Airline - World Travel Awards in 2011

Routes and Destinations

The airline operates 56 destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe and Middle East. The airline has alliance with SkyTeam which allows the access of the airline to the member airlines' worldwide network and passenger facilities. The airline also has a codeshare agreement with 20 airlines across the world. In April 2012, the airline launched a plan named Project Mawingu (the Swahili for Clouds) to increase the number of destinations in 24 by 2021. 

Why Fly with Kenya Airways

In-flight Service

Find flying uncomfortable and exhausting? Perhaps it’s time for you to try Kenya Airways. With multi-channel in-flight entertainment systems offering some of the latest movies, TV shows and music for you to enjoy right at your seat, you’d probably end up wishing for a longer flight. Going on a business trip and have some last-minute work to finish? In-seat laptop power points help you make it happen.

Seating

If you’d prefer snoozing the flight away and arriving at your destination refreshed, Kenya Airways’ lie-flat business class seats have consistently been voted among the world’s top 10. With the ability to recline up to 180 degrees, going into deep, rejuvenating sleep on a flight may finally be possible.

Check-in

Passengers with e-tickets can check in online up to 30 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight. Choosing of seats is available for online check-in, and passengers can also print out their boarding passes on their personal computers for greater convenience. For conventional check-in, passengers flying to international destinations should check in two and a half hours before the scheduled departure time, while domestic travellers can check in an hour and a half before departure.

Baggage Allowance

Understanding the difficulty of packing light, Kenya Airways offers generous baggage allowances to passengers. With allowances from about 20-30kg per passenger for domestic flights up to 40-46kg per passenger for certain international destinations (as of June 2014), that extra pair of really great but impractical shoes can now go with you on vacation. Refer to the Kenya Airways website for exact baggage specifications with regard to your flight.

Kids

For travellers accompanied by little bundles of joy, Kenya Airways offers special perks for young flyers through their Cool Kids Club. On top of having giveaways and allowing kids to earn Airmiles, the Club also organises an annual Cool Kids Party so children associate flying with fun. The airline’s in-flight magazine, Msafiri, also contains articles specific for young travellers so they keep themselves entertained for longer, allowing their adult travel companions to have well-deserved breaks.

Perks

As a partner in the Flying Blue frequent flyer program, passengers flying on Kenya Airways and other partner airlines can earn miles in the programme towards membership tiers that provide exclusive privileges. The miles earned can subsequently be redeemed on any Kenya Airways or Flying Blue airline flight. In addition to being part of Europe’s largest frequent flyer programme, Kenya Airways is also a member of the Sky Team alliance, offering even greater reach in earning miles and greater flexibility in mileage redemption.

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