Kenya Airways: The Pride of Africa
Flying to more than 60 destinations worldwide and employing no fewer than 3,900 staff, Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya. Founded in 1977, the airline was established in the wake of the demise of East Africa Airways. The airline began operations with a modest fleet of two leased Boeing 707-321s, three Fokker F-27-200s and one Douglas DC-9-52. By the latter part of the 70s, the airline added three Boeing 707s and had expanded operations by forming a subsidiary airline Kenya Flamingo Airlines. Since 1980, the company has grown exponentially and today boasts a fleet size of 37 aircraft including Boeing 737-700s, Boeing 737-800s, Boeing 787-8s, Embraer ERJ-190s and Boeing 737-300Fs.
In 2012, Kenya Airways developed a plan to extend its operations and add a further 24 destinations to their itinerary including routes to Australia, parts of Asia, North and South America and Moscow. The airline also codeshares with more than 20 other airlines and has headquarters in Embakasi, Nairobi and Kenya. Additionally, the airline has received broad acclaim for its outstanding service and safety record and has received multiple awards and accolades including Africa's Leading Airline Business Class in the World Travel Awards for four consecutive years and the Best International Airline. The airline has an excellent reputation and, consequently, has developed a loyal base of return customers.
Flying with Kenya Airways
This award-winning airline offers both Economy and Business Class tickets. Economy Class ticket holders can expect comfortable seating, in-flight entertainment, excellent customer service, inflight meals and, should you have any specific dietary requirements, Kenya Airways will endeavour to cater for your needs. Those travelling by Business Class, or Premier World, can expect priority check-in and boarding, superb cuisine and complimentary tea, coffee, wines and spirits, comfortable seating with extra legroom, in-flight entertainment, very attentive service from cabin crew, a very generous baggage allowance and will be given priority when disembarking the aircraft. The airline also rewards frequent travellers with their Flying Blue initiative, ensuring that loyal customers and return customers benefit with a generous air miles program.
Check-in: Kenya Airways offers online check-in for all types of ticket. Passengers are able to check-in online from 30 to 2 hours before the expected departure times. In addition, those passengers who opt to check-in online are able to choose their preferred seating or change the seating they have been allocated. Alternatively, passengers can check-in at the airport kiosk up to two and a half hours before departure time.
Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of cabin baggage the dimensions of which should not exceed 55 x 25 x 35 cm and weight of which should not exceed 12 kg.
Business Class (Premier World) ticket holders are permitted two pieces of cabin baggage, dimensions as above and each item should not exceed 18 kg.
Economy Class passengers are permitted two items of hold baggage not exceeding 23 kg per item in weight. The exception is when travelling to East African destinations where only one piece of hold baggage is permitted and should not exceed 23 kg.
Business Class passengers are permitted two pieces of hold baggage which should not exceed 32 kg.