Kenya Airways, the national airline of Kenya, was established in January 1977 following the fallout of jointly owned East African Airways. The airline went on to become the first African national airlines to have been privatised. The schedule of Kenya Airways flights is such that it covers many destinations all over the world. The airline was voted by the African Aviation Magazine as African Airline of the Year in the year 1999 and the Best Regional Airline in Eastern Africa by the Travel News. In the following year, it again won the title- African Airline of the Year by African Aviation Magazine. More recently, in 2010, the airline was recognised as the African Business Airline of the Year. Apart from memorable in-flight experience, the success of Kenya Airways can be credited to low air fare and convenient online booking of air tickets to a large extent. Also, codesharing agreements with leading airlines like KLM, Air France, Korean Air, Air Mauritius, Jet Airways and TAAG-Angola Airlines add to its brand value and flight network. Further, the membership of SkyTeam alliance allows Kenya Airways to serve a large number of destinations across all continents. The Kenya Airways believes in providing world-class services without burning a hole in passenger’s pocket. - Less... + More
Destination & Services
As a member of the SkyTeam alliance, Kenya Airways has schedule flights to destinations across 187 countries worldwide. The airline has partnered with many airlines and has code sharing agreements with them, which helps it in lending services to many destinations across the world. The purchase of air tickets has become easier owing to the commencement of online booking system. The cheap air fare of the airline attracts customers to buy tickets for many destinations in Africa, including Johannesburg, Mombasa, Lusaka, Libreville and Harare, to name a few. The Kenya Airways provides regular flights to Indian destinations that include Delhi and Mumbai. A host of regular Kenya Airways Flights serves popular European destinations like London, Amsterdam, Rome and Paris. Passengers can also book flight tickets to Asian cities, such as Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Guangzhou. The airline has flights to Sydney, Australia via Bangkok. The Kenya Airways also offers cargo services under Kenya Airways Cargo brand. It offers cargo flights to East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Europe as well as Middle-East and Asia. Some of the popular destinations on its cargo route network include Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, London, Amsterdam, India, China and Zimbabwe. - Less... + More
Kenya Airways, the flag carrier of the country, manages many superior-in-make aircrafts that serve routes of many domestic and international cities. With awards and recognition, Kenya Airways has been able to build its name in the domain. The numerous flights offered by the airlines connect a range of destinations across the globe. The extensive fleet of Kenya Airways includes four B777-200ER, six B767-300 ER, five B737-800, four B737-700 and six B737-300. It fleet also comprises five Embraer 170 LR and twelve Embraer 190 AR. These carriers have best-in-make engines that are powerful and dependable, facilitating comfortable air travel experience to passengers.
Awards & Recognition
With its remarkable services, Kenya Airways has been able to earn many awards. Recently, Kenya Airways has been awarded Africa's Leading Economy Airline by World Travel Awards and Best Kenya Flag Bearer by Marketing Society of Kenya Awards. Some of the other awards won by the airlines include Business Airline of the Year and African Airline of Choice by Travel News & Lifestyle Magazine.
Kenya Airways History
Established in the year 1977, Kenya Airways was formed as a result of dissolution of East African Community and disunion of the jointly-held East African Airways. In the year 1986, the government of Kenya took the first step towards privatisation by publishing paper on the 'Economic Management for Renewed Growth'. This paper cleared the intentions of the government to make certain corporations free as these could run better under private sector. After exactly five years, in 1991, Philip Ndegwa started the proceedings for the privatisation of the airlines. With continued best-in-class services, the initial public offerings were issued in the month of March, 1996. In the year 1997, Kenya Airways added four Boeing 737-300 aircrafts that served various domestic and international routes. With each passing year, the airline managed to bag many awards. Some of the major factors that helped Kenya Airways grow are its low cost flights, team of hard-working professionals and massive fleet.