Established in 1977, Kenya Airways was the national flag carrier of Kenya and Kenya's largest airlines. It is headquartered in Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is its hub for operations. Kenya Airways is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a member of SkyTeam Alliance, and a member of the African Airline Association (AFRAA).
Today, Kenya Airways carries around 3 million passengers a year. It operates flights to more than 62 domestic and international destinations across 48 countries around the world.
Kenya Airways has signed codeshare agreements with many partners in order to be able to expand its service to several destinations across the world. The following list shows Kenya Airways’ partners in codeshare:
Thai Airways International offers three cabin classes and accordingly inflight and on-ground services vary.
Traveling on First class onboard Kenya Airways features luxury and privacy. As the leading airline in Africa, Kenya Airways offers the First class passengers impressive in-flight amenities and on the ground services. On selected aircraft, Kenya Airways offers Suites for First class passengers. The Suites have mini-bars filled with food and beverages. Seats on First class recline to 180 degrees converting into completely flat comfortable bed. Seats are supported by individual screens. Kenya Air grants First class passengers free-access to a collection of the international movies, TV programs, audio, and games. Further, the passengers are offered a selection of more than 25 Asian and International meals to select from and beverages cost-free. The meals are served at the passengers’ requested time. Moreover, the passengers are provided with amenity kit containing basic travel supplies and personal care items of famous brands. Though you are about 44.000 feet above sea level, Kenya Airways provides high-speed Internet to First class passengers to keep you connected with family and friends and to keep them updated about your flight and your travel experience.
On the ground, First class passengers are provided assistance for easier and faster check-in at airport counters. Also, they are qualified for access to airport lounges to indulge themselves with the lavish services these lounges offer.
(Premier World): Business class passengers are privileged to have amazing on-ground services and in-flight amenities onboard Kenya Airways. At airport check-in counter, they check-in at a fast-track for Business class. They are provided access to airport waiting lounges available at Kenya Airways’ main operational airport and lounges of SkyTeam Alliance members around the world. Onboard Kenya Airways, the seats are wide with ample legroom to stretch foot. They are adjustable to 180 degrees converting to comfortable flat beds. Seats are supported with in-seat sockets for charging electronic devices, light, and individuals screens. The passengers can enjoy watching their favorite movie, TV programs, audio materials and games. Besides, they are offered the option to pre-order their meals before flight departure and are offered fresh meals, beverages and amenity kits filled with personal care items. The passengers,also, are granted access to high-speed Internet to follow their business activities.
The passengers enjoy wide and adjustable seats, comfortable for deep sleep during long-haul flights. The passengers are provided with fresh meals and drinks free of charges. Economy class passengers onboard Kenya Airways also enjoy watching the latest entertainment programs displayed on their individual screens.
Kenya Airways has a fleet of 36 modern aircraft as the following
To serve every passenger equally well, Kenya Airways provides special care for passengers with special needs such as the physically challenged passengers, infants, minors, elderly, and pregnant women. Special care services are subject to a set of terms and conditions, and interested passengers should review these terms before booking with the airline.
Kenya Airways offers Business Class and premium members of the Frequent Flyer program the opportunity to spend a relaxing time in several waiting lounges of Sky Team allies at different international airports around the world.
These airport-waiting lounges provide its patrons quiet atmosphere conducive to conduct business activities and relax and prepare for the upcoming flight.The lounges offer the passengers world-class service including a variety of cuisines, newspapers, magazines, TV screens, Internet access, power outlet for charging electronic devices, and screens to monitor arrival and departure of flights.
Passengers traveling on Kenya Airways can purchase gifts and memorabilia for their dear friends and family members onboard the aircraft. The buy-onboard-program offers a collection of the international brand from duty-free products at a huge discount.
Kenya Airways provides easy online booking and the passengers can pre-select their preferred seats during the booking process. Besides that, they can print out their boarding passes available online for confirmed bookings 30 to 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight. Another option for checking in is at the airport. The passengers can approach Kenya Airways’ check-in counters at the airport to collect their boarding passes.
Kenya Airways was established in January after the dissolution of East African Airways.
The government of Kenya announced to privatize Kenya Airways.
Philip Ndegwa was appointed as the Chairman of the Board for Kenya Airways and he was assigned to restructure it for privatization.
The shares of Kenya Airways were announced for subscription in March and they were listed on Nairobi Stock Exchange afterward.
Kenya Airways joined SkyTeam Airlines' international alliance.
Kenya Airways announced the transfer of more than 3 million passengers.
Kenya Airways launches air cargo service.
The first Dreamliner aircraft model joined Kenya Airways’ fleet.