Does Kenya Airways fly to Sao Tome, Qatar, Germany, and Canada

Does Kenya Airways fly to Sao Tome

Kenya Airways flies directly from Nairobi to Sao Tome. Alongside Kenya Airways, Mount Air Cargo and TAP Portugal also provide flights from Nairobi to Sao Tome.

Does Kenya Airways fly to Qatar

Kenya Airways does not fly to Qatar, however, there are many airlines that provide flights between Nairobi and Doha. Some of these are Egypt Air, Royal Jordanian, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. Out of these, only 1 airline operate direct flights.

Kenya Airways Cabin Crew
Kenya Airways Cabin Crew

Does Kenya Airways fly to Germany

Kenya Airways offers flight from Nairobi Airport to Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Alongside Kenya Airways, the following airlines also offer flight from Kenya to Frankfurt Airport, Germany; United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airline, Lufthansa

Does Kenya Airways fly to Canada

There is no direct flight from Nairobi to Montreal Airport, Canada. Hence, Kenya Airways does not offer direct flights to Canada. The quickest flight from Kenya to Canada is approximately 18 hours 25 minutes and has at least one stopover.

Does Kenya Airways fly to Gambia

Kenya Airways does not offer flights to Gambia. However, there are airlines which offer flights from Kenya to Gambia, some of which are; United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Ethiopian Airlines and TAP Air Portugal.

Kenya Airways is the official and flag carrier of Kenya. It was established after the dissolution of the East African Airways in the year 1977. Kenya Airways is headquartered in Nairobi with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways began as a state property of the Kenyan government until April 1996, when it was privatized. This made Kenya Airways the first African flag carrier to be successfully privatized.

 

Kenya Airways Accra, Ghana contact and office locations

Here is detailed information on the locations and contact details for Kenya Airways in Ghana.

Kenya Airways Accra City Office

Location: 1st Floor, Nester Square, Airport City, Accra, Ghana

Postal: P.O. Box CT 11307, Accra, Ghana.

Tel: +233 302785013

Kenya Airways City Office

Telephone contact numbers:

Phone: +233 307 001 334, +233 244 328 883, +233 266 012 072, 0307-001333/2

Email Address

[email protected]

Kenya Airways Cabin Crew
Kenya Airways Cabin Crew

Kenya Airways is the official and flag carrier of Kenya. It was established after the dissolution of the East African Airways in the year 1977. Kenya Airways is headquartered in Nairobi with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways began as a state property of the Kenyan government until April 1996, when it was privatized. This made Kenya Airways the first African flag carrier to be successfully privatized

Kenya Airways baggage allowance for Economy, Business Class and Sky Team Elite

In air travel, baggage allowance refers to the quantity and the size of a passenger’s checked baggage or luggage that are allowed onboard a plane for free. With Kenya Airways, checked baggage allowances are determined by the route and class flying as well as the weight of luggage measured in kilogram (kg).

Here is a breakdown of baggage allowance for each class.

Economy class

Kenya Airways passengers flying the Economy class to all destinations are allowed to carry two luggage weighing 23Kg each. Only one luggage of 23Kg is permitted on certain travels within Africa.

The baggage on the conveyor belt to the airplane.

Business Class

Kenya Airways passengers flying the Business Class from Africa to Africa, Middle East, Europe, and to America are allowed to carry two luggage weighing 32kg each.

Sky Team Elite & Elite Plus

Kenya Airways passengers who are members of the frequent flyer programme, that is; Sky Team Elite and Elite Plus, are permitted an additional 1 luggage weighing 32kg when travelling in business class, or an additional 1 luggage weighing 23kg when travelling in economy class.

Kenya Airways is the official and flag carrier of Kenya. It was established after the dissolution of the East African Airways in the year 1977. Kenya Airways is headquartered in Nairobi with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways began as state property of the Kenyan government until April 1996, when it was privatized. This made Kenya Airways the first African flag carrier to be successfully privatized.

Kenya Airways Fleet: Planes used by Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways owns a fleet of 40 planes. The airline has completed payments for 3 aircraft through a financing arrangement and the airline continues to pay for another 17 aircraft.

Kenya Airways for a period was known for the patronage of aircraft such as Douglas, Airbus, Fokker and McDonnell Douglas. However, its current fleet is primarily Boeing models and some Embraer.

The unnamed man fell from the landing gear of a jet as it passed over south London. Pictured are Kenya Airways planes parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport near Nairobi (file image)
Pictured are Kenya Airways planes parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport near Nairobi (file image)

Below is a list of aircraft of Kenya Airways’ passenger fleet, which also contains 2 x Boeing 737-300SF cargo fleet.

  1. Boeing 737-700

Kenya Airways currently uses four (4) Boeing 737-700 passenger planes.

  1. Boeing 737-800

The airline uses eight (8) Boeing 737-800 planes

  1. Boeing 777-300ER

Three (3) Boeing 777-300ER planes.

  1. Boeing 787-8

Eight (8) Boeing 787-8 planes.

  1. Embraer 190AR

Kenya Airways has fifteen (15) Embraer 190AR.

Kenya Airways is the official and flag carrier of Kenya. It was established after the dissolution of the East African Airways in the year 1977. Kenya Airways is headquartered in Nairobi with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways began as state property of the Kenyan government until April 1996, when it was privatized. This made Kenya Airways the first African flag carrier to be successfully privatized.

Kenya Airways Destinations: Where does Kenya Airways fly to?

Kenya Airways flies to about 50 destinations.

Below is a list of the various destinations of Kenya Airways.

Domestic destinations

  1. Kisumu
  2. Malindi
  3. Mombasa
  4. Nairobi

International destinations

  1. Angola
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Burundi
  4. Cameroon
  5. Central African
  6. China
  7. Comoros
  8. Côte d’Ivoire
  9. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  10. Djibouti
  11. Egypt
  12. Equatorial Guinea
  13. Ethiopia
  14. France
  15. Ghana
  16. India
  17. Italy
  18. Liberia
  19. Madagascar
  20. Malawi
  21. Mali
  22. Mauritius
  23. Mayotte
  24. Mozambique
  25. Mozambique
  26. Netherlands
  27. Nigeria
  28. Republic of the Congo
  29. Rwanda
  30. Senegal
  31. Seychelles
  32. Sierra Leone
  33. South Africa
  34. South Sudan
  35. Sudan
  36. Switzerland
  37. Tanzania
  38. Thailand
  39. Uganda
  40. United Arab Emirates
  41. United Kingdom
  42. United States
  43. Zambia
  44. Zimbabwe
Met a friend while on transit in Nairobi. We were all returning home
Met a friend while on transit in Nairobi. We were all returning home

Kenya Airways is the official and flag carrier of Kenya. It was established after the dissolution of the East African Airways in the year 1977. Kenya Airways is headquartered in Nairobi with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways began as state property of the Kenyan government until April 1996, when it was privatized. This made Kenya Airways the first African flag carrier to be successfully privatized.

Kenya Airways alliance and how to join their Frequent Flyer Program

Kenya Airways is a member of the Sky Team, and not Star Alliance.  Sky Team is an alliance of some airlines geared towards providing passengers with a comfortable and seamless travel experience. The alliance consists of 19 airlines and welcome over 676 million customers each year on more than 15,445 flights daily to destinations of 1,036 globally.

Members of Sky Team

The following airlines are members of the Sky Team:

Air France, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, China Southern Airlines, AirEuropa, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, SAUDIA, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines, and XIAMENAIR.

Kenya Airways Cabin Crew
Kenya Airways Cabin Crew

Sky Team is also well known for its Flying Blue Membership package for regular passengers. Passengers who are members of Flying Blue earn Miles, and with their miles, they can gain access to special treatment and services. Passengers who are flying Blue members can also gain Experience Points (XP) and advance to the next level for more generous perks; getting more goodies and packages from the airline.

Below are steps to follow in registering for Flying Blue

  1. Visit https://login.Flyingblue.com
  2. Click on Join now
  3. Enter First and Last name
  4. Click on continue
  5. Provide primary information on your date of birth and gender
  6. Fill in the country of residence, language, country code and email address
  7. Read preference session and select your desired offer of subscription
  8. Enter password
  9. Read and agree on terms and conditions
  10. Click on create account
  11. Copy and save your generated Flying Blue number and click on continue to complete the registration process

Does Kenya Airways provide hotel for long layover?

Yes, Kenya Airways provides hotel accommodation for long layovers.

In air transport, layovers are when an air passenger would have to stay long for a while in a transiting country before they finally fly to their destinations. In such situations, some airlines provide accommodations for passengers while they are on a long layover.

Kenya Airways is one of the best airlines when it comes to the provision of hotel accommodation for passengers on long layovers.

Kenya Airways passengers on long layovers are provided hotel accommodation after they have been assisted to obtain the necessary visa. The hotels are usually one of the luxury ones closer to the airport. They are transported to and fro by the hotel’s shuttle.

Kenya Airways Cabin Crew
Kenya Airways Cabin Crew

Here is a list of activities passengers who are on a long layover at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport can do:

  1. A Visit to the Nairobi National Park
  2. A visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  3. A visit to the Animal Orphanage
  4. A visit to the Giraffe Centre

Kenya Airways is the official and flag carrier of Kenya. It was established after the dissolution of the East African Airways in the year 1977. Kenya Airways is headquartered in Nairobi with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways began as state property of the Kenyan government until April 1996, when it was privatized. This made Kenya Airways the first African flag carrier to be successfully privatized.

Kenya Airways: Brief History

Kenya Airways is the official and flag carrier of Kenya. It was established after the dissolution of the East African Airways in the year 1977. Kenya Airways is headquartered in Nairobi with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The unnamed man fell from the landing gear of a jet as it passed over south London. Pictured are Kenya Airways planes parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport near Nairobi (file image)
Pictured are Kenya Airways planes parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport near Nairobi (file image)

Kenya Airways began as state property of the Kenyan government until April 1996, when it was privatised. This made Kenya Airways the first African flag Carrier to be successfully privatised. Although it has been privatised, the Kenyan government holds the major shares with a controlling percentage of 48.9%, 38.1% owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd, and KLM which owns 7.8% stake in the aviation firm.

Kenya Airways has a fleet size of 40 aeroplanes and travels to 53 destinations worldwide.

Kenya Airways Limited is one of the leading airlines in Africa and the world. By 2016, Kenya Airways could boast of 3,398 employees. The airline joined the Sky Team in June 2010 and has been a registered member of the African Airlines Association since 1977.

Ethiopian Airlines vs Kenya Airways: Which is best and safer to fly?

Ethiopian Airlines founded on December 21, 1945, and started its official business of flight operations on April 1946. Kenya Airways was founded in late 1977 immediately after the dissolution of the East African Airways. The airline is headquartered in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya. Just like Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways is the flag carrier airline of Kenya.

Akesse Sanza on Kenya Airways
Akesse Sanza on Kenya Airways

The two airlines are some of the finest of Africa’s airlines.

If you are having difficulties choosing between these airlines, see some of the reviews from passengers.

“I’m planning a trip from Edinburgh to Malawi in September 2015. In my planning, the cheapest flight options are coming up as these two. Either: Edinburgh – Amsterdam – Nairobi – Lilongwe on Kenya Airways or Edinburgh – (either LHR or Frankfurt) – Addis Ababa – Lilongwe on Ethiopian. For the long haul portion, Kenya is on a 777 and Ethiopian is on a 787 Dreamliner. I have flown Amsterdam – Nairobi return on Kenya Airways 777 back in 2008 and it was, quite frankly, awful. Cramped, terrible IFE (the kind of not-quite-on-demand type), not great service, and the seat in front seemed slightly broken so that the guy in it could recline it so far and shove himself so far back I could hardly make out my IFE screen because of the angle the screen ended up at (never mind what that did to my knees). So, I’m kind of biased against Kenya, based on one really bad experience.” Said Ddootsie.

“I flew Kenya airways from Schiphol to Nairobi a month ago on the 777. I quite liked the flight and I’m a grumpy traveler. The seats are 9 across, which is much nicer than Emirates 10 across in economy. The service and food quality was fine; the FA gave me 2 small bottles of wine every time I asked for a drink. The IFE wasn’t Emirates standard; but whose is? but overall it was ok. I had no problems with the flight, the crew or the service. Still it’s up to you.” Said Rick.

“Well, Ethiopian airlines drove a rousing start to my holiday vacation to my beloved mother land Ghana, Accra with an amazing promotional fare. The surprise continues with the professional and passionate cabin crew service aboard Ethiopian Boeing 787, coupled with the unique features of this beautiful Bird: best entertainment options…personalized charging points…. its. Pin drop silence flight with best economy class services…. all in all, I have to confess, I had the best in flight experience ever and they are an airline of my choice and dare to recommend them.” Said Mae K.

“I fly a lot in Africa and would chose Ethiopian over Kenya every day. Ethiopian have come down a bit but are still better than Kenya. However, the flight staff of Kenya Airways can make a big difference. They are giving a great service (in general), something a bit rare these days and in contrast to the ground staff. Plus, I clearly prefer Addis over Nairobi airport. So I would rather choose Ethiopian.”, said Phil.

“I think what is most important is to have all flights on one ticket and to book whenever possible directly with the airline. This is even more important in Africa. Ethiopian is member of Star Alliance; Kenya of Sky Team. Personally I would prefer Star Alliance but it depends on you and if you are a miles member of any alliance airline. With regards to your booking, try not to mix different alliance members. If anything should go wrong with a flight and you are within an alliance the solution can be easier than if you are flying different segments with different alliance members.” Said Georg-R.

“Booked today with Ethiopian via Frankfurt. Single ticket, guaranteed connections, 2 x 23Kg hold bags per person. Thanks for the input!” said Erica.

Man falls from Kenya Airways flight moments before landing in London

A frozen body on Sunday fell off the undercarriage of a Kenya Airways aircraft headed to London from Nairobi few minutes before landing at the Heathrow Airport.

The stowaway who died before arriving in London fell to the ground as the nearly nine-hour flight from Nairobi approached London Heathrow Airport and opened its landing gear.

Kenya Airways said in a statement on Monday that the body of the unidentified male stowaway landed in a garden in the Borough of Lambeth, South London.

The force of the body falling from the Kenya Airways plane from Nairobi to London Heathrow dented paving slabs and astroturf in this garden in Clapham, South London PHOTO: SWNS
The force of the body falling from the Kenya Airways plane from Nairobi to London Heathrow dented paving slabs and astroturf in this garden in Clapham, South London PHOTO: SWNS

London’s Metropolitan Police tracked the flight radar to KQ Flight 100 after they were called by the owner of the garden. Upon inspection, a bag containing some food and clothing was discovered at the rear left landing gear.

“The incident has been treated as a sudden death and is now a police matter. The police have already been in contact with the Kenya High Commission to help identify and name the person,” read the statement.

The aircraft has however been cleared for operation since it was inspected and no damage reported.

“Kenya Airways is working closely with the relevant authorities in Nairobi and London as they fully investigate this case.”