Kenya Airways was established in Nairobi in 1977 and is Kenya’s national flag carrier airline. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is used as a hub. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, with the participation of the East African Airways was formed in 1977 with the dissolution. Every state has established its own national airline.
Kenya Airways, a member of the African Airways alliance, is also a member of the SkyTeam global aviation alliance since 2010. At the end of 2016, 4.2 million passengers were carried at a occupancy rate of 68.3%.
The low cost carrier Jambojet (established in 2013) and African Cargo Handling Limited are subsidiaries that are wholly owned by Kenya Airways.
The domestic destinations flying in Kenya are Kisumu, Malindi and Mombasa cities.
Countries flying abroad are Angora, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ecuador Ginesi, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Ghana, Hong Kong, India Nigeria, Congo Republic, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Mali, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Air Burkina||EgyptAir||LAM Mozambique Airlines|
|Air France||Etihad Airways||Precision Air|
|Air Mauritius||Garuda Indonesia||Royal Air Maroc|
|Air Namibia||Hong Kong Airlines||Saudia|
|China Eastern Airlines||Jet Airways||TAAG Angola Airlines|
|China Southern Airlines||KLM||Vietnam Airlines|
Kenya Airways offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 30 hours before the flight and continues until 3 hours prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Kenya Airways website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
Each passenger may carry a maximum of ten kilograms of luggage (maximum 55 x 38 x 20 centimeters) and in addition a personal item (such as a handbag, jacket, camera, laptop, etc.) into the cabin. If required by the traveler, a foldable wheelchair and crutches can be carried along.
Small children without their own seat are allowed to carry 10 kg of free luggage, as well as the transport of a collapsible baby carriage. On flights to and from Europe: Business Class passengers are allowed to leave two pieces of luggage weighing 32 kilograms, Economy Class passengers two pieces of 23 kilograms each. On flights within Africa: Business Class passengers are allowed to carry a weight of 40 kilograms (maximum 32 kilograms per unit) and Economy Class passengers 30 kilograms of luggage. Flights from Africa to the Middle East, Asia and the Far East: 50 kilograms of free luggage in Business Class and 40 kilos of free luggage in economy class. Flights within Kenya: 30 kilograms in business class and 20 kilograms in economy class. The maximum circumference of the luggage is 158 centimeters. For transfers to / from Europe, the charge for overclass in economy class is 100 euros (if the weight is between 23 and 32 kg). For extra baggage up to 23 kg in economy class or up to 32 kg in busines class, 200 Euro fees are due.
Kenya Airways carries sports equipment for a fee. For example, the transport of a bicycle or a surfboard within Kenya costs 25 US dollars. However, on foreign flights (outside Africa) the fee is 105 US dollars. The transport of diving equipment, water ski and ski equipment and golf baggage is between 15 (within Kenya) and 50 US dollars (outside Kenya).
To make a comfortable trip with Kenya Airways, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
The Flying Blue airline’s frequent flyer program,Kenya Airways, brings numerous benefits to members and loyal customers. This includes the opportunity to benefit from numerous advantages during the flight as well as discounted fares. Membership benefits include more baggage, free use of the lounges at certain airports, and faster boarding through the Priority Check-in. In addition to flights with Kenya Airways, Miles can also be collected via other partner airlines with regard to Flying Blue.
Four levels of membership make the program special
Many frequent flyer programs have a maximum of two to three membership categories. If you want to become a member of Flying Blue, you can choose between four levels of membership. The level Ivory is considered a basic category and can be claimed by a simple registration. The other three levels are the elite categories. The Silver status provides as a prerequisite the minimum use of 30,000 flight miles for people residing in France, and 25,000 flight miles for persons resident in other countries. Gold is 60,000 and 40,000 miles, and Platinum is 90,000 miles and 70,000 miles respectively.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, Kenya Airways offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Kenya Airways.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Kenya Airways lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.