Kenya Airways

Transport

Address:
World Business Centre, 1208 Newall Road, Heathrow Airport, Middlesex, TW6 2TA
Member Number: 2070 Tel: +44 (0) 208 283 1900 - +44 (0) 7876 653077

Kenya Airways, is a leading African airline and member of the Sky Team Alliance, flying to over 49 Destinations Worldwide. From Europe, Kenya Airways operates daily flights from London-Heathrow, CDG and AMS  to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on board their new B787 Dreamliners.

From its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya Airways connects to over 47 destinations in Africa. Its fleet of 36 aircraft being one of the most modern, which includes the B737-800 and Embraer 190 fleets operating on the inter-Africa routes.

2018/2019

UPCOMING ROUTES AND INCREASED FREQUENCIES

Nairobi -  Mauritius - June 2018

Nairobi to Cape Town - June 2018

Daily Non-Stop flights from NBO to NYC on 29th October 2018

Nairobi to Libreville - 28th October 2018

Nairobi to Mogadishu  15th November 2018

Nairobi to Tel-Aviv - 14th March 2019

Mauritius - 5th frequency (day1) 28th October 2018

Seychelles - 5th frequency (day 1) 29th October 2018

Cape Town - 2 additional non-stop flight (day 2&6)  1st December 2018

 

www.kenya-airways.com

Reservations - 0208 283 1818 

Kenya Airways Ltd, World Business Centre, 1208 Newall Road, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middx TW6 2TA

 

Where we operate

  • Burkina Faso
  • Benin
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Central African Republic
  • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Comoros
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar
  • Congo
  • India
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • United States
  • Burundi
  • Liberia
  • Netherlands
  • Somalia

News

08 November 2018

Kenya Airways launches daily flights to Mogadishu

Kenya Airways will expand its footprint to the Horn of Africa with the commencement of daily operations to Mogadishu, Somalia with effect from 15 November 2018. The airline will fly seven times weekly as it seeks to enhance intra-Africa air connectivity linking cities and facilitating movement of people and thereby enhancing social and economic ties between the countries.

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06 June 2018

Kenya Airways launches non-stop flights to Cape Town

Kenya Airways has today introduced three non-stop flights from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Cape Town, South Africa.

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31 May 2018

Kenya Airways to increase flight frequencies across Africa and Europe

Kenya Airways has announced additional 26 weekly frequencies between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and destinations across Africa and Europe for the 2018 summer season, compared to the winter season schedule.

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20 February 2017

Kenya Airways to launch direct flights to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

…This is the airline’s 52nd destination and second destination in the Southern African country Kenya Airways will start a direct flight between Nairobi and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on18th May 2017. This will be Kenya Airways 52nd destination and its second city in Zimbabwe after Harare where it operates 21 flights weekly. The new route between Nairobi and Victoria Falls will operate three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The Victoria Falls operation will be linked to…

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25 January 2017

Kenya Airways celebrates 40 years in the skies

…Its inauguration flight was on 4th February 1977 between Nairobi – Mombasa  Kenya Airways today marked its 40th anniversary since it was incorporated in 1977. The airline launched its inaugural flight on 4th of February two weeks after the company was incorporated on 22nd January 1977. Over the last four decades, Kenya Airways has emerged as an important economic drive in Kenya and the region as a whole. “Today Kenya Airways connects directly from Nairobi to more tha…

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15 December 2016

KQ increases frequency to Europe for summer 2017

Kenya Airways will increase its flights between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Amsterdam, the Netherlands as well as Paris, France during the 2017 summer schedule. The airline is set to increase the weekly flights to both European destinations from 7 per week to 9 as from July 13, 2017. The additional flights will be on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays out of Nairobi with returns on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Kenya Airways Chief Executive and Managing Director…

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18 October 2016

Kenya Airways announces new winter schedule

Kenya Airways has announced its 2016 winter schedule that will see changes to the route network as well as frequencies to suit customer needs in various KQ destinations during the season. The airline will increase its flight frequency to the recently launched Cape Town route, that goes via Livingston, from the current three to four per week and eventually to six times per week around Christmas to meet demand. InlinewithitsWinninginAfricastrategytheairlinewillalsoincrease its frequencies in Eas…

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03 August 2016

Kenya Airways, Jambojet ink codeshare agreement

Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Jambojet for its flights to Malindi, Lamu, Ukunda (Diani) and Eldoret. Under the agreement, which takes effect 1 August, Kenya Airways will put the ‘KQ’ designator code on the Jambojet flights on the above mentioned destinations, allowing Kenya Airways to sell the Jambojet network to passengers coming from across the world. The deal coincides with a capacity optimization within the Kenya Airways group that will make Jambojet grow …

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28 April 2016

Additional KQ Operated Flights From Tanzanian Destinations (DAR, JRO, ZNZ)

Effective 1st May 2016, Kenya Airways will operate additional flights between Tanzania and Nairobi.  New Tanzania Flights Flight No Origin Destination Days Departure Arrival KQ 492 ZNZ JRO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 03:00 04:00 KQ 492 JRO NBO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 04:…

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20 April 2016

Kenya Airways to fly to Cape Town, South Africa

Kenya Airways has added a new destination to its network and will now fly to Cape Town South Africa. There will be three weekly flights between Nairobi and Cape Town beginning July 2016. It will be Kenya Airways second city in South Africa after Johannesburg and will be linked to Livingstone in Zambia, the gateway to Victoria Falls. Kenya Airways flight will depart Nairobi at 7.20am, arriving in Livingstone at 9.30am, departing Livingstone 10.20am to arrive Cape Town at 1.25pm. Return flight w…

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30 March 2016

Kenya Airways to boost operations with new flight schedule

Kenya Airways to boost operations with new flight schedule. As part of its transformation program, Kenya Airways announces several flight scheduling changes that will take effect from 27th March 2016. The changes are expected to boost connectivity for our passengers in Africa by at least 20 %. The changes take into account the reopening of the Nairobi’s JKIA runway which was undergoing an upgrade by the Kenya Airports Authority that saw it closed for six hours daily, from 12 midnight to …

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24 March 2016

Agents Notice 013 - Arrival requirements for Kenya related to Yellow Fever

This is to bring to your attention that the Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation – Kenya has advised that Passengers arriving from the countries listed below are required to present a valid vaccination certificate against yellow fever whenever entering Kenya. 1 ANGOLA  15 ETHIOPIA  29 PERU  2 BENIN  16 FRENCH GUYANA  30 SENEGAL  3 BOLIVA  …

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21 March 2016

Kenya Airways Signs Declaration to Prevent Wildlife Trafficking

Kenya Airways was a founding member of the task force and is one of the signatories to the Declaration of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products signed at Buckingham Palace, London, this week. The Group MD and Chief Executive Mbuvi Ngunze who signed the declaration on behalf of the airline joined 40 other leaders in the transport and conservation sector to sign the initiative led by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. The initi…

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19 February 2016

Kenya Airways cancels flights to Douala between 1st and 21st March due to airport closure

Kenya Airways has cancelled all flights to Douala Cameroon between 1st and 21st March due to closure of the international airport for repairs. Kenya Airways has six flights to Douala per week. Four flights per week to Douala every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday go via Douala and culminate in Cameroon’s capital YaoundéNsimalen International Airport. These flights will now be direct to Yaoundé. Flights on Tuesday and Saturday to Douala via Bangui in Central Africa Repub…

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18 February 2016

Kenya Airways to add additional flights into Amsterdam during summer peak

Kenya Airways will add an additional six weekend flights to its schedule on flights between Amsterdam and Nairobi from August 5 until 21 August 2016. From August, the extra flight will depart Nairobi in the evening to arrive in Amsterdam early morning the next day and depart from Amsterdam for Nairobi the same morning arriving late afternoon in Nairobi. These additional summer flights will connect to the US and Europe with an early morning arrival and departure in Amsterdam via the hubs of Ken…

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09 February 2016

Kenya Airways to change London schedule from 27th March 2016

Kenya Airways will change its schedule on the flights between London and Nairobi from March 27, 2016. From the start of the summer schedule in March, flights will depart Nairobi in the morning to arrive in London in the afternoon on the same day and depart from London for Nairobi the same evening with next day arrival in the morning in Nairobi. The change is part of Kenya Airways drive for a more passenger convenient service and gives customers a wider choice of connection options to and from …

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22 October 2015

Kenya Airways resumes operations to Bangui in CAR

OCTOBER 21, 2015–Kenya Airways will resume flights to Bangui, the national capital of Central African Republic by November 2015. Kenya Airways suspended operations in March 2013, following a civil unrest in the country. The security situation has since improved. Operations will start with 2 frequencies per week, directly from Nairobi and from Bangui onwards to Douala in Cameroon. Flights are operated in a Boeing 737-800. Mbuvi Ngunze, CEO of Kenya Airways: “We are pleased to announ…

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25 September 2015

Kenya Airways cleared for direct Sierra Leone flights to its network.

Kenya Airways has been cleared by the Kenyan Government to resume direct flights to Sierra Leone and from the country to its network following a ban last year due to the breakout of the Ebola Virus Disease. The Ministry of Health this week lifted the suspension initiated in August 2014 to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea following the outbreak of Ebola. Kenya Airways Group CEO and Managing Director welcomed the move. “The airline in consultation with the Ministry of Health has constantly…

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29 July 2015

Flights To Entebbe (EBB)

Kenya Airways, along with its partner KLM, offers the best possible option to travel from the UK to Entebbe. Within this joint venture partnership, you have the choice to connect on an overnight flight via Nairobi or a daylight flight via Amsterdam.   Features of flying with KQ / KLM: 1. A generous baggage allowance. Business Class 2 bags ( 32kgs each) Economy Class 2 bags ( 23kgs each)   2. Opportunity to travel from UK regional points via Amsterdam.   3. Experience our ne…

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02 July 2015

Agents Notice 026 - 30 June 2015 - On-line e-Visa Application to Kenya

The Department of Immigration Services-Kenya has informed Kenya Airways that effective 1st July 2015, the above Ministry is launching an on-line visa application portal which can be accessed by going to www.ecitizen.go.ke.   This pilot scheme will run for two months after which from 1st September 2015, all applicants will be required to apply and pay on –line for their visas. This facility is for single entry tourist and transit visas only.   As the introduction of this vi…

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25 June 2015

Kenya Airways signs up for Travelport’s Rich Content & Branding programme

Travelport, a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, and Kenya Airways have announced a merchandising agreement that will see the airline participate in Travelport’s Rich Content & Branding programme. The announcement coincides with the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Aviation Summit, ‘Connecting Africa - The linkage of Regulation, Capacity and Infrastructure’, tak…

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07 April 2015

Kenya Airways fly to Hanoi in Vietnam

Kenya Airways became the first and only airline to link Vietnam directly to Africa with flights to Hanoi from 30 March 2015. Kenya Airways fly three times a week to Hanoi in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and provide strong connections to the key markets in Africa. Hanoi is home to over 7 million people (2013 estimates) and is a rapidly growing municipality. In 2013, PricewaterhouseCoopersestimated that Hanoi would befastest growing city in the world in term of GDP growth from 2008 to 2025.  &nb…

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31 March 2015

FCO Travel Advisory – Mombasa ( MBA) & Malindi ( MYD) KQ Rebooking Policy

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have advised against all but essential travel to Mombasa and Malindi*. Passengers who hold tickets to/from Mombasa (MBA) and Malindi (MYD) which were issued before or on 27th March 2015 may be offered the following options. KQ Re-booking: 1. Re-booking is permitted to alternative dates of travel within the same cabin of travel i.e. re-book in the ticketed class and if not available, the lowest class in the same cabin. Where lower classes are available …

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24 March 2015

Normal Flights To Dar-Es- Salaam To Resume On Thursday

PRESS STATEMENT March 23, 2015 Kenya Airways will resume its normal flight schedule to Dar-es-Salaam on Thursday 26th March 2015. This follows the amicable resolution of the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) between Kenya and Tanzania. The airline had reduced its flights to the Tanzanian city from 42 to 14 last week following a communication by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority to its Kenyan counterpart regarding the BASA. Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director …

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23 March 2015

Reduced frequencies to Dar es Salaam. Re-booking Policy

This is to inform you due to on-going restrictions imposed by the Tanzanian Government, Kenya Airways will continue to operate a reduced schedule to DAR as per below between 23rd – 29th March 2015 inclusive. Passengers holding tickets which have been issued on or before 18th March 2015 for travel between 19th – 29th March 2015, to and from DAR, have the following options: Re-booking: 1. Re-booking is permitted on KLM flights to DAR via AMS - please ensure they are re-booked withi…

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22 January 2015

Lionesses Dream Ticket To Africa With Peter Andre To Wave Them Off At London Heathrow Onboard KQ New B787 Dreamliner Flight

International wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation have announced that two rescued circus lionesses, sisters Maggie and Sonja, will embark on an epic journey ‘home’ to Africa this week on the inaugural Kenya Airways Dreamliner flight from London Heathrow via Nairobi to Johannesburg. Singer, TV Star and Born Free Patron, Peter Andre, will be making a special trip airside to see the lionesses as they are loaded on to the new B787 Dreamliner to start the 6,…

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17 December 2014

Increased Frequency to Kilimanjaro

Kenya Airways is pleased to inform their trade partners that effective 29th March 2015, we will commence an additional frequency to Kilimanjaro (JRO) providing an excellent connection with KQ102 NBO-LHR. Please find the flight timings for journey London-Kilimanjaro-London. Please note there is no KQ437 JRO-NBO on Wednesdays.

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04 December 2014

Kenya Airways’ Dreamliner to operate on the London route in January 2015

Kenya Airways’ new B787 Dreamliner will operate from London to Nairobi on January 20th 2015. Kenya Airways B787 Dreamliner aircraft has a capacity of 234 custom-made seats – 30 fully flat in Premier World and 204 in economy. Featuring the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies, it comprises massive 19 inch tall windows with electronic dimmers at each seat whose shades can be adjusted automatically from transparent to dark. This is 30% bigger than the similarl…

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14 November 2014

Kenya Airways unveils its new plush lounges in JKIA

Kenya Airways has unveiled two new passenger lounges at its dedicated Terminal 1A, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. The Simba Lounge and Pride Lounge are for the exclusive use of Premier World passengers, flying from or transiting through Kenya Airways’ JKIA hub. The lounges will also be used by Sky Priority passengers from the airline’s SkyTeam Both Simba and Pride Lounges, situated on the second floor of Terminal 1A, are spacious and their designs are contemporary Af…

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14 November 2014

Kenya Airways Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Mbuvi Ngunze has been appointed as the new Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airways. Mr Ngunze appointment follows the retirement of Dr Titus Naikuni, who has retired after 11 years at the helm of the airline, which is Kenya’s national carrier. Mr Ngunze was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Kenya Airways. Commenting on his promotion to the role of CEO, Mbuvi Ngunze said, “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to lead our national carrier. …

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23 October 2014

Kenya Airways boosts its aircraft fleet with two deliveries on Mashujaa Day

Kenya Airways has received two new modern aircrafts with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircrafts to 40. The airline’s first next generation B737-800 touched down at Kenya Airways’ hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Sunday (October 19, 2014) at 1200 hours, while its sixth B787 Dreamliner landed  this morning (Monday, October 20, 2014). Kenya Airways’ outgoing Group Managing Director and CEO Titus Naikuni said that d…

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26 September 2014

Kenya Airways increases baggage allowance in all classes

Kenya Airways will unveil from 01st October 2014 a new baggage policy across its entire network that significantly increases free baggage allowance in all classes. These changes will allow majority of our guests to enjoy up to 64 kilograms of free check-in baggage in Premier World check-in baggage in Premier World and 46 kilograms in Economy cabin. Additionally, guests will also be allowed to bring more weight on board as hand luggage. The current allowance of 10kgs has been revised upwards to…

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15 September 2014

Migration of More Flights To Terminal 1A

KQ announced the migration of more flights to Terminal 1A from Friday (September 12, 2014) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi. The following flights will begin operating from the terminal: Destination Flight  No. All flights operated by Precision Air   Kilimanjaro KQ420 Zanzibar KQ498 Mumbai KQ202 and KQ204 …

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07 August 2014

Kenya Airways receives third Dreamliner

Kenya Airways has further strengthened its position as a leading African carrier with receipt of a third Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The aircraft landed yesterday at the airline’s hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 1440 hours. It was flown in by CaptainJohn Mathias Kimani. Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Titus Naikuni said that delivery of the third B787 stamps its position in the African skies as the airline with…

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29 July 2014

Delta Air Lines Announces Enhanced Partnership with Kenya Airways

MONROVIA, 24 July 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced that it has reached  agreement on an enhanced partnership with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana. The services will begin effective September 1, 2014, operating three times a week on a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Kenya Airways. The Kenya Airways flight will offer seamless and convenient connections with Delta’s nonstop flights b…

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27 June 2014

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni, will be retiring at the end of November 2014, after 11 illustrious years at the helm of the national carrier, Kenya Airways Ltd – ‘The Pride of Africa’. In January this year, the Board of Directors engaged the services of an international Executive Search firm, Spencer Stuart Ltd., to assist the Board in identifying a successor to Dr. Naikuni as Group Managing Director & CEO. I am pleased to announce …

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18 June 2014

Kenya Airways launches a Live Television Broadcast Service for its Aircrafts

National Carrier Kenya Airways has revamped its inflight entertainment experience with the introduction of a new inflight television service dubbed KQ TV. The service will allow passengers watch live News and Sports channels while onboard, in a move that will set Kenya Airways apart from some of its competitors in the continent and beyond. The launch of this new service takes cue from the decision by the airline to rebrand and revamp their cabin product in the newly acquired B777-300 and B787 …

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11 June 2014

KQ begins flying direct to Abuja

Kenya Airways has launched direct flights to Abuja in Nigeria from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, paving way for closer ties between the two countries. Kenya Airways will now be flying four times a week between its hub at the JKIA in Nairobi and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The launch comes on the heels of the recent state visit to Nigeria by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the two countries seek to further cement ties. In recent days, t…

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10 June 2014

Kenya Airways’ Dreamliner commences service on Nairobi – Paris Route

Kenya Airways began flying its first ever B787 Dreamliner on the Nairobi – Paris route as the aircraft made its first commercial flight on June 4, 2014. The B787 Dreamliner replaces the B767 aircraft which previously served the route. Kenya Airways has introduced it to boosts capacity in response to growing demand on the route. This has boosted the airline’s capacity into Europe by eight per cent. Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni, sai…

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09 June 2014

Kenya Airways Fly To Amsterdam

Kenya Airways has commenced flights to Amsterdam on its second Boeing 777-300ER. This is the maiden commercial flight by the Boeing 777-300ER, which the airline received on May 5, 2014. The modern aircraft is targeted at giving customers a greater sense of comfort with best quality in service delivery. “Amsterdam is one of our key and oldest routes. We have flown there over the last 26 years. The introduction of the 400 passenger capacity plane will help meet rising demand on the route,&…

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06 May 2014

Kenya Airways to fly Dreamliner to Paris

Kenya Airways begins flying its recently acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Paris from June 3 this year as it boosts capacity to meet growing demandon the route. The airline will fly the state-of-the-art aircraft between its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. At the moment, the route is served by a Boeing 767 aircraft. Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni, said that the …

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11 April 2014

Kenya Airways expands South African Destinations through Code Share

Aimed to open up South Africa for travelers arriving in Johannesburg with Kenya Airways, has the airline now signed a wide ranging code share agreement with South Africa’s innovative low cost carrier kulula, renowned for their often quirky commercials. Kenya Airways’ will with immediate effect place their KQ code on all of kulula’s domestic destinations, which apart from Johannesburg include such destinations like Cape Town, Durban, George and East London, while the kulula co…

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08 April 2014

Delivery of Kenya Airways first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Kenya Airways celebrated the delivery and flyaway today of the Kenyan flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to Kenya Airways' home base in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This delivery is the first of nine 787 Dreamliners set to join Kenya Airways' fleet. The deliveries of additional 787s, along with 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, forms part of the East…

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20 March 2014

KQ Increased Frequency to Antananarivo

Kenya Airways is pleased to inform that effective 4th April 2014 we will commence two additional frequencies to Antananarivo on Mondays & Fridays. Please find the flight timings below for Nairobi – Antananarivo – Nairobi.  

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14 March 2014

Kenya Airways to fly to Abuja from June 3

Kenya Airways is set to introduce direct flights between Nairobi and Abuja in Nigeria, as it expands its footprint across the continent. From June 3, 2014 Kenya Airways will begin flying four times a week between its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Abuja becomes the second Nigerian city that Kenya Airways flies into and currently, the airline has a daily service of ten flights of which seven are direct to L…

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05 March 2014

Kenya Airways Increases Frequency to Tanzania

Kenya Airways is pleased to inform our trade partners that effective 30th March 2014, we are increasing our frequency to five flights a day from Nairobi to Dar-Es-Salaam and additionally Kilimanjaro will have a daily service. KQ485 DAR-NBO offers an excellent 3.15 hours connection to KQ102.

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04 March 2014

Kenya Airways Countdown to New Fleet Begins

·       KQ to receive six Dreamliner planes and one Boeing 777 in 2014 ·       Receipt of new aircraft demonstrates commitment to Project Mawingu Nairobi, March 3, 2014 –National Carrier Kenya Airways fleet and route expansion plan- Project Mawingu, enters a new phase next month when the airline takes delivery of the first of its six Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes expected this year. The first 787 Dreamliner arrives …

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27 February 2014

New route for Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways will start operating a daily flight between Nairobi and Kilimanjaro from April 1.    KQ420 will depart Nairobi at 08h30, arriving Kilimanjaro at 09h40. The return flight KQ421 departs Kilimanjaro at 10h55 and arrives in Nairobi at 11h55.

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04 December 2013

Kenya Airways moves selected regional flights handling back to Unit 1

KQ is set to move some of its regional flights back to unit 1 of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi with effect from Wedsday, 4 December 2013. The airline’s flight KQ 410-EBB, KQ 482.-DAR, KQ 760 –JNB and KQ 762 –JNB departing to Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, and Johannesburg  respectively return to Unit 1, after they were relocated to  unit 2 following a dawn fire that destroyed a section of the airport two months ago. Kenya Airways’ Chief Op…

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18 November 2013

Kenya Airways expands cooperation with KLM

Kenya Airways has expanded its cooperation with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines within East Africa, following the signing of a far reaching joint venture agreement. The expanded joint venture will be a significant boost to the existing benefit-sharing model between the two carriers. This far reaching cooperation for both passenger and cargo business will allow KLM and Kenya Airways to jointly implement further commercial synergies, optimize networks and schedul…

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28 October 2013

Kenya Airways to receive its largest aircraft ever on Friday

Kenya Airways will on Friday (October 25, 2013) receive the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, as the airline strengthens its long haul capability, paving way for the introduction of new continental routes. The aircraft, which has a capacity of 400 passengers and can carry over 20 metric tonnes of cargo, will become the 45th and the largest on its fleet. The plane will be delivered on Friday to Kenya Airways at its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by its manufacturer, Boeing. The airline…

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13 September 2013

Kenya Airways Appoints Jambo Jet CEO

Nairobi: September 12, 2013 …The Board of Kenya Airways has appointed    Willem Alexander Hondius as Chief Executive Officer of Jambo Jet Limited, the airline’s new low-cost carrier subsidiary. Announcing the appointment, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr.  Titus Naikuni, said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Willem Hondius as Chief Executive Officer of Jambo Jet Ltd, reporting into the Jambo Jet Board which is chaired b…

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02 September 2013

Change Brings Change

Kenya Airways, through its partnership with The Born Free Foundation and Travelex, have now started collections on board in the Change brings Change initiative.  This seeks to raise funds for the conservation of wildlife. The partnership comes in the wake of  a surge in wildlife poaching across Africa with elephants and rhinos among the worst hit.  Concern is growing amongst conservationists that the endangered African Elephant is currently grappling with what could be the worst…

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05 August 2013

KQ starts direct flights to Kigali, Bujumbura

Kenya Airways has introduced new direct flights from its Nairobi hub to Kigali in Rwanda and Bujumbura, Burundi as it consolidates its presence in the East African market. The twice daily direct flights, in the mornings and evenings, to each of the two East African cities are in addition to the existing round flight from Nairobi, passing through Kigali and Bujumbura and back every day. In the mornings, the new direct flight to Kigali will depart Nairobi at 0745 hours Kenyan time every day; and…

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30 July 2013

Kenya Airways signs code-share agreement with Air Namibia

NAIROBI/ WINDHOEK: July 30, 2013– Kenya Airways has boosted its footprint within the Southern Africa region with the signing of a new code-share agreement with Air Namibia, the national carrier of Namibia.   The deal paves way for daily connections between the airlines’ Nairobi and Windhoek hubs through Johannesburg in South Africa and Lusaka in Zambia.   Under the code-share agreement, Kenya Airways will place its ‘KQ’ code on Air Namibia flights from Johanne…

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22 July 2013

Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings

NAIROBI JULY 17, 2013– Kenya Airways had the most punctual flights that flew into and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of June 2013, latest statistics from the facility have indicated. The airline emerged top in the ranking of punctuality of flights. All Kenya Airways’ flights departing from the airport were 100% punctual, while 83 per cent of those arriving were on time. This is the best rank that the airline has attained over the…

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29 May 2013

Launch of Services to Blantyre - BLZ (Malawi)

Kenya Airways is pleased to announce the  launch of its services to Blantyre (BLZ) in Malawi effective from 02nd August 2013. Please find the schedule below for the flights to / from NBO to BLZ and vice versa.   Flight Frequency Route Dep Arr KQ 746 M / W / F NBO - BLZ 11:45 13:25 KQ 747 M / W / F …

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15 May 2013

Kenya Airways and Kenya Tourism Board sign joint marketing initiative

The National carrier, Kenya Airways, and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) have entered into a one-year joint marketing programme aimed at boosting tourist arrivals into the country. In the partnership, Kenya Airways will support the activities of KTB to the tune of KShs20 million while KTB will ensure KQ brand visibility at its tourism promotion forums as they seek to increase the number of tourists visiting Kenya. In the year 2012, the country recorded 1,780,768 tourists a 0.3% decline compared …

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29 April 2013

KQ Gets Malawi Government Approval to Fly into Blantyre

NAIROBI,  April 26, 2013 – Kenya Airways has received approval from the Government of the Republic of Malawi to begin flying into Chileka Airport in Blantyre effective June 3, 2013. In a letter to the airline from Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Government of Malawi, Moffat Chitimbe, Kenya Airways was also given approval to resume 5th Freedom Traffic Rights on the Lilongwe-Lusaka sector. “I am pleased to convey Government approval for your operations into Chileka Air…

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12 April 2013

Kenya Airways Increases Frequency to Kisumu

National carrier Kenya Airways has increased the frequency of its flights to Kisumu as it moves to satisfy surging demand on the route. From April 1, 2013, the airline introduced an additional evening flight and another morning one every day. This will bring to 34 the number of times that Kenya Airways flies to Kisumu every week, up from the 25 times it did previously. Of the newly introduced flights, KQ670 is the last one from Nairobi, leaving Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 1830 Hours…

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25 February 2013

Kenya Airways to commence flights to Livingstone

From the  2nd June, 2013, Kenya Airways will commence flights to Livingstone via Harare on Days 3,5 & 7 via Nairobi.  This destination will mainly target tourist traffic to Victoria Falls. Please find connections for the new flight.  LVI SCHEDULE:   Flight Start End Frequency Route Dep Arr Config KQ 780 02Jun13 25…

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22 February 2013

Kenya Airways and Etihad Airways in Codeshare Deal to Enhance their Global Network Coverage

NAIROBI, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 – National carrier, Kenya Airways, has announced the expansion of its global network through a new codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national airline. Kenya Airways will also launch a new three times a week service between Nairobi and Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital effective June 2013. This is intended to give passengers improved connections and greater choice. Under the new codeshare agreement, Kenya Airways will initially pl…

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27 November 2012

Kenya Airways increases frequencies to and from Antananarivo

Kenya Airways is pleased to announce increased services to and from Antananarivo (Madagascar) effective from 03rd December 2012.  This will additionally connect London to Antananarivovia Nairobi on days 4 and 7 (Thursday and Sunday)  Please see below for the timings of the new Nairobi-Antananarivo frequencies. Additional Flight* Below schedule as of 03rd December 2012   Flight Frequency Route Dep Arr …

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13 November 2012

Kenya Airways is pleased to announce increased frequencies to JNB and HRE

Kenya Airways is pleased to announce increased frequencies to JNB and HRE offering improved connections. For HRE, effective December 2012, we are increasing our services from 7 to 10 flights and for JNB from 21 to 25 weekly flights.     Frequencies to and from  HRE from 02 DEC 2012 – 29 MAR 2013   Flight No. Schedule Origin Destination Departure Arrival …

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24 October 2012

Kenya Airways expands network with new daily flights to Eldoret

Kenya Airways has announced an expansion of its regional network with the introduction of new daily flights to Eldoret in October. The airline is set to operate 10 flights to Eldoret, Kenya’s fastest growing town, with the first one landing on 17 October 2012. “The addition of Eldoret, a city of great significance economically, academically as well as in the country’s sporting circles, to our network, in line with our core purpose of contributing to sustainable development, n…

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31 May 2012

Fly from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro with Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has announced the launch of their own  direct flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro - effective 2 July 2012. Having identified the route as a key addition to its network within Africa, the new route supports Kenya Airways' plans to expand its network as part of its ten-year growth strategy.Kenya Airways continues to aggressively pursue their network expansion plans aiming to link all African countries with the world.  The new service will depart every day, except …

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20 March 2012

Kenya Airways To Start Direct Flights From NairobiI To New Delhi

March15th 2012….Kenya Airways has announced its commencement of flights to the Indian Capital city, New Delhi starting May 15th 2012. The much anticipated service marks Kenya Airways’ 57th global destination and 2nd in India subcontinent. The launch of this new route highlights KQ’s efforts to provide seamless travel and accessibility to travelers from Africa to India subcontinent and vice versa. Kenya Airways will fly to New Delhi four times a week on a Boeing 767-300 as pe…

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24 February 2012

Kenya Airways & SkyTeam Launches Go Africa Pass

AMSTERDAM, 23 February 2012 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched its new Go Africa Pass providing cost savings and flexibility on flights operated by Kenya Airways within Africa. The pass is available to business and leisure travelers flying with any of SkyTeam’s 15 member airlines on an intercontinental round-trip to Africa or a Go Round the World ticket.  Kenya Airways operates service to 45 African destinations in 36 countries including; Lagos, Nigeria; Acc…

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08 August 2011

National Carrier donates KSh. 10 Million ($109,000 USD) to the Kenya Red Cross

Kenya Airways Boosts National Famine Relief Kitty …national carrier donates KSh. 10 Million ($109,000 USD) to the Kenya Red Cross Nairobi, August 5, 2011…National Carrier Kenya Airways has today announced its support towards the ongoing Kenyans for Kenya initiative that seeks to raise funds to help feed those affected by the famine raging across parts of the country.   The airline has come up with nine initiatives to help feed and alleviate famine in the affected parts of N…

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12 July 2011

Kenya Airways opens new lounge at the JKIA

Nairobi, July 1, 2011…With a view to enhancing the range of value added services for its customers, national carrier Kenya Airways has announced the opening of a new lounge for its SkyTeam frequent members. The newly improved lounge at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, will offer SkyTeam frequent flier passengers world class services, making them comfortable ahead of their travel and during their transit.  Confirming the development, Kenya Airways Group Manager and …

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28 June 2011

Kenya Airways set to commence flights to Ougadougou

Nairobi June 23, 2011 … Kenya Airways has today affirmed that plans to grow its network across Africa were on course, after it officially announced its intent to fly to Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso starting July 15th. The new route, the 55thof the airline’s global destinations, will operate via Cotonou, the capital of Benin.   The airline will operate the route with a Boeing 737 – 800, twice weekly every Friday and Monday out of Nairobi. Highlighting the air…

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30 May 2011

Kenya Airways set to Launch Flights to N’djamena, Chad

Kenya Airways is launching its 54thdestination on the 19thJune to N’djamena in Chad. The new route which will operate via Cotonou, the capital of Benin, will see Kenya Airways strengthen its presence in Central Africa, a landlocked geographical territory that depends largely on imports. The airline will operate the route with a Boeing 737 – 800, 2 times a week every Sunday and Wednesday out of Nairobi. “We are seeking to consolidate our presence in the African market by fly…

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16 May 2011

Kenya Airways launches passenger program to cut carbon emissions

Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa has announced the launch of a new voluntary Carbon offsetting tool aimed at providing a channel for its customers to contribute towards reducing the effect of carbon emissions by supporting environmental sustainability initiatives. In this  unique initiative developed in cooperation with International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline will now offer its passengers the opportunity to participate directly in offsetting the Carbon dioxide (CO2) …

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