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Kenya Airways – History & Flight Services

Kenya Airways Ltd., is more popularly known as Kenya Airways and is the flag carrier of Kenya. Founded in 1977, the carrier’s head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The airline was wholly owned by the Government of Kenya until April 1995, and it was privatized in 1996, becoming the first African flag carrier to successfully do so. Kenya Airways is currently a public-private partnership. The largest shareholder is the Government of Kenya (29.8%), followed by KLM, which has a 26.73% stake in the company.

Kenya Airways is widely considered as one of the leading Sub-Saharan operators; as of January 2013, 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. The airline became a full member of SkyTeam in June 2010, and is also a member of the African Airlines Association since 1977.

As at March 2014, the carrier served 51 passenger destinations non-stop. At this time, they serve over 61 destinations in 47 countries. Of the many cities Kenya Airlines flies to, five of them are in Kenya, five in Asia, three in Europe (two in the Schengen Area) and one in the Middle East. Check the complete list of Destinations that Kenya Airways flies to.

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There are about 134 departures everyday for the Kenya Airlines and around 3.67 million passengers are transported by this Airline annually.

Services Provided:

In-flight Service –  Multi-channel in-flight entertainment systems offering some of the latest movies, TV shows and music. In-seat laptop power points.

Seating – Lie-flat business class seats that have been consistently voted among the world’s top 10.

Check-in – E-tickets with check-in available up to 30 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight. Choosing of seats is available for online check-in. Passengers can also print out their boarding passes after online check-in.

Baggage Allowance – Allowances from about 20-30 kg per passenger for domestic flights. up to 40-46 kg per passenger for certain international destinations (as of June 2014)

Kids –  Special perks for young flyers through their Cool Kids Club.

Perks – Partner in the Flying Blue frequent flyer program. Also a member of the Sky Team alliance.

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Kenya Airways operates scheduled services throughout Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Far East. Kenya Airways offers world-class standards in service delivery, product quality and operational performance. Kenya Airways “The Pride of Africa” aims to be the airline of choice, connecting the World to Africa and Africa to the World.