Kenya Airways is the national flag carrier airline of Kenya founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways. The airline boasts itself to be the "Pride of Africa" owing to its continued and persistent efforts at serving its valued passengers with the utmost care and hospitality. Kenya Airways has recently joined the ranks of global airlines as a full SkyTeam Member and has also been awarded with a number of prestigious awards and titles since its foundation, including the title of "Africa's Business Airline of the Year" in the year 2010.
The airline is at present operating in a public-private partnership with shares owned by the Government of Kenya, KLM and other private enterprises. Kenya Airways prides in serving 54 destinations across the continent of Africa, Asia and Europe serving passengers with utmost diligence and offering top-notch services guaranteeing a pleasant flight for all.
Kenya Airways head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, operating from its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya Airways enables you to check-in online for an easier check-in facility for all its passengers. Avoid the long queues at the airport with this easy facility. Online check-in facility is available from up to 30 hours to 2 hours before departure enabling you to check-in, book your preferred seat and also print your boarding pass. This online check-in facility is available for a number of airports including London and Amsterdam.
Kenya Airways also offers check-in counter desks at the airport requiring you to check in at least 1 hour before your departure time for domestic flights and at least 2 hours for all Intercontinental flights.
The seat pitch for Kenya Airways Economy Class is 32 inches while for 57 inches for Business Class.
Checked: the checked allowable baggage is dependent upon the route of travel and the size of the aircraft that you will be travelling with. For all flights to and from Africa and Europe, the following baggage policy applies:
For all passengers travelling with Business Class, 3 pieces of baggage are allowed, each not exceeding a maximum weight of 23 kgs. For all Economy Class passengers, 2 pieces are allowed, each not exceeding a maximum weight of 23 kgs.
Hand carry luggage: For both Business and Economy Class, one piece of hand baggage is allowed, not exceeding a maximum weight of 10 kgs and measuring dimensions of 55X38X20cm. you are also allowed to carry 1 overcoat, an umbrella or walking stick, a ladies handbag, one small camera and a laptop. The physically disabled passengers are allowed to carry a collapsible wheelchair.
Pet Carrier: Kenya Airways allows you to carry your pet with the utmost comfort with the airline's Cargo area. Pets are not allowed in the aircrafts cabin area. Please notify the airline or your travel agent regarding your pet at the time of your booking. The airline requires you to provide all necessary documentation of your pet that includes their health certificate and certificate stating that your pet is eligible to travel. Your pet will be treated as part of your cargo luggage.
Kenya Airways prides in offering some of the best entertainment options that will surely keep you thoroughly entertained. Catch the latest releases of the month, blockbuster movies, your favorite TV shows, or with your favorite music and radio options on your flight with Kenya Airways. The entertainment options also depend upon the type of aircraft that you are travelling with. Larger aircrafts and longer destination routes will offer greater entertainment options as opposed to shorter routes.
Experience mouth savoring meals and delicious snacks in all flights with Kenya Airways. Prepared by some of the most experienced chefs from around the globe, the meals will awaken your taste buds and will surely offer a tantalizing experience.