Kenya Airways Booking
About Kenya Airways
Founded in 1977 following the collapse of East African Airways, Kenya Airways Ltd, or commonly Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier of Kenya. Its company slogan is the Pride of Africa. It was the winner of the Best Airline in Africa category in the World Travel Awards 2016.
Kenya Airways is partly-owned by the Government of Kenya, KLM and several other private shareholders. Its headquarters is located in Embakasi, Nairobi. The airline operates from its operational hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya Airways subsidiaries include African Cargo Handling Limited, Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited, Tanzanian Precision Air and the low-cost subsidiary Jambojet. Together with its subsidiaries, Kenya Airways flies to over 60 domestic and international destinations across the continents including Guangzhou, Copenhagen, Cairo, Addis Ababa, Paris, Mumbai, Port Louis, Karachi, Freetown, Istanbul and London.
Kenya Airways became a full member of SkyTeam airline alliances in 2010 following its candidacy process in 2005 sponsored by KLM. It has codeshare agreements with several major carriers across the globe including KLM, Garuda Indonesia, Etihad Airways, Air Namibia, Hong Kong Airlines, Jet Airways, Precision Air, Saudia, and Korean Air.
Kenya Airways current fleet includes Boeings 737-300, 737-700, 737-800, 777-200ER, 777-300ER, 787-8 and 737-300F. The fleet also consists of Embraer ERJ-190 totalling to around 45 aircrafts.
Kenya Airways offers two cabin configuration on all its flights. These are the Business class, called Premier World, and the Economy class. In-flight entertainment on Kenya Airways varies depending on the aircrafts. Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) is available on all long-haul aircrafts but only for Business class passengers and it features selections of films and music from around the world. Otherwise NVOD is available for Economy class passengers. In some aircrafts, passengers in both classes will have to settle with only overhead screens. In-flight magazines can be found in all cabin configurations. Three-course meals are provided on long-haul and medium-haul flights and snacks are available on short-haul ones.
Kenya Airways frequent flyer program is called Flying Blue following the merger between Air France and KLM. Membership is free and members begin at the basic Ivory level before moving on to Silver, Gold and Platinum as they continue collecting miles within a calendar year.
On the ground, Kenya Airways offers passengers the use of two comfortable lounges at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The JV Lounge is available for higher tier Flying Blue members taking Kenya Airways and its airline partners. The Simba Lounge is reserved only for passengers taking Kenya Airways on Business class. Both lounges offers free wi-fi, shower facilities, buffet and beverages.
Kenya Airways baggage allowance varies according to ticket classes, flight routes and Flying blue membership status. With the exception of domestic and certain European destinations, Economy class passengers to most of the international destinations are allowed two bags each weighing 23kg and Business class passengers are allowed two bags each weighing 32kg. Otherwise, Economy class passengers are only allowed one 23kg bag and Business class passengers are only allowed to bring one 32kg bag. Additional allowance can be bought if needed and customers can use their Flying Blue miles to pay for the excess.
How to contact Kenya Airways in Nigeria?
Kenya Airways Ltd, First Floor,
Transcorp Hilton Hotel
Kenya Airways Ltd, First Floor,
22B, Idowu Taylor Street
Tel: +234 1 271 9433/434/435
Fax: +234 1 2715849