About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways (KQ) is the national airline of Kenya and was founded in 1977. It first flew on 4 February 1977 servicing the London/Nairobi route using a Boeing 707–321 leased from British Midland Airways. A year later, the airline’s network comprised five domestic and 16 international destinations. Kenya Airways is sometimes incorrectly called Kenya Airlines.
Kenya Airways was the first African airline to become successfully privatised in 1996. Kenya Airways has its main hub in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In 2001 Kenya Airways formed a partnership with KLM. KLM owns slightly more than a quarter of Kenya Airways. Kenya Airways operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for many of its long haul flights.
As of July 2016, Kenya Airways serviced 54 destinations, 44 of which are within Africa. Kenya Airways is a full member of the SkyTeam alliance.
It is worth mentioning that people often incorrectly refer to Kenya Airways as Kenyan Airways, Kenya Airlines and even Air Kenya.
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Kenya Airways frequent flyer program
The KQ frequent flyer program is called Flying Blue which is also used by KLM.
With Kenya Airways Flying Blue members can:
Earn Award Miles
Earn Level Miles
Earn qualifying flights
Earn Elite bonus Miles
Spend Award Miles
Extend the validity of Award Miles
Enjoy SkyTeam benefits worldwide
Kenya Airways cabin classes
Kenya Airways provides passengers with Business and Economy Class services. Find out more about Kenya Airways Business class service.
Kenya Airways routes
|Angola||Luanda||Quatro de Fevereiro Airport|
|Burkina Faso||Ouagadougou||Ouagadougou Airport|
|Burundi||Bujumbura||Bujumbura International Airport|
|Cameroon||Douala||Douala International Airport|
|Cameroon||Yaoundé||Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport|
|Central African Republic||Bangui||Bangui M’Poko International Airport|
|China||Guangzhou||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport|
|Comores||Moroni||Prince Said Ibrahim Airport|
|Côte d’Ivoire||Abidjan||Port Bouet Airport|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Kinshasa||N’djili Airport|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Kisangani||Bangoka International Airport|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Lubumbashi||Lubumbashi International Airport|
|Djibouti||Djibouti||Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport|
|Egypt||Cairo||Cairo International Airport|
|Equatorial Guinea||Malabo||Malabo International Airport|
|Ethiopia||Addis Ababa||Bole International Airport|
|France||Paris||Charles de Gaulle Airport|
|Gabon||Libreville||Libreville International Airport|
|Ghana||Accra||Kotoka International Airport|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Hong Kong International Airport|
|India||Mumbai||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport|
|Kenya||Mombasa||Moi International Airport|
|Kenya||Nairobi||Jomo Kenyatta International Airport|
|Liberia||Monrovia||Roberts International Airport|
|Malawi||Blantyre||Chileka International Airport|
|Malawi||Lilongwe||Lilongwe International Airport|
|Mali||Bamako||Bamako-Sénou International Airport|
|Mayotte||Dzaoudzi||Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport|
|Mozambique||Maputo||Maputo International Airport|
|Netherlands||Amsterdam||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol|
|Nigeria||Lagos||Murtala Muhammed International Airport|
|Republic of the Congo||Brazzaville||Maya-Maya Airport|
|Rwanda||Kigali||Kigali International Airport|
|Saudi Arabia||Jeddah||King Abdulaziz International Airport|
|Senegal||Dakar||Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport|
|Seychelles||Mahé||Seychelles International Airport|
|Sierra Leone||Freetown||Lungi International Airport|
|South Africa||Cape Town||Cape Town International Airport|
|South Africa||Johannesburg||OR Tambo International Airport|
|South Sudan||Juba||Juba Airport|
|Sudan||Khartoum||Khartoum International Airport|
|Tanzania||Dar es Salaam||Julius Nyerere International Airport|
|Tanzania||Kilimanjaro||Kilimanjaro International Airport|
|Tanzania||Zanzibar||Abeid Amani Karume International Airport|
|Uganda||Entebbe/Kampala||Entebbe International Airport|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai||Dubai International Airport|
|United Kingdom||London||Heathrow Airport|
|Vietnam||Hanoi||Noi Bai International Airport|
|Zambia||Lusaka||Lusaka International Airport|
|Zimbabwe||Harare||Harare International Airport|
Kenya Airways contact details in Kenya
Below, we outline the Kenya Airways contacts. The airline does have offices in several countries. Those contact details can be found on the airline website.
Airport North Road, Embakasi
P.O. Box: 19002 – 00501 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: + 254-(0)20-6422000
Kenya Airways Contact Centre (24 hours)
Tel : +254 (0) 20 3274747
Safaricom : +254 0711 02 4747
Airtel : +254 0734 10 4747
Flying Blue, Baggage Services & Reservations: Customer.email@example.com
Kenya Airways codeshare agreements
Kenya Airways currently (Nov 2016) operates code share flights with:
KLM, Air France, Korean Air, Aeroflot, China Southern, Kulula, Garuda Indonesia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, China Eastern, Precision Air, Air Mauritius, Air Mozambique, Jet Airways, TAAG-Angola Airlines, Air Burkina, Air Namibia, Etihad Airways.
Kenya Airways baggage allowance
|Routing/Special Category Passengers|| Premier World|| Economy|
|Africa – America/Europe||2 Pieces, 32kg max each||2 Pieces, 23kg max each|
|Johannesburg – London / Paris / Amsterdam||1 Pieces, 32kg max each||1 Pieces, 23kg max each|
|Africa- Middle East/Asia||2 Pieces, 32kg max each||2 Pieces, 23kg max each|
|Intra Africa 1 (East Africa and 5th freedom sectors)|
Intra Africa 2 (Rest of Africa)
|2 Pieces, 32kg max each|
2 Pieces, 32kg max each
|2 Pieces, 23kg max each|
2 Pieces, 23kg max each
|Domestic||1 Piece, 32kg max each||1 Piece, max 23kg|
|Marine/Seamen/Military (for any routing)||2 Pieces, 32kg max each||2 Pieces, 23kg max each|
|Sky Team Elite Plus & Elite|
(Platinum, Gold and Silver card holders)
|+1 Piece Extra, max 32kg||+1 Piece Extra, max 23kg|
*5th Freedom sectors are all flights KQ operates without touching the hub, Nairobi e.g. Bujumbura-Kigali, Lusaka-Lilongwe, Bangkok-Guangzhou, Bangkok-Hong Kong and vice versa.
Kenya Airways Online Check In
For all international flights, passengers are required to check in at least two and a half hours before departure of flight (irrespective of Class of travel). Counters close one hour prior to departure.
Passengers on domestic flights passengers are required to produce some acceptable form of identification at check-in. They are required to check in at least one and a half hours (irrespective of Class of travel). Counters close 30 minutes to departure.
Flying Blue Elite members(Gold and Platinum) traveling from Nairobi to any destination can enjoy a smoother journey as Kenya Airways offers priority check in and boarding, lounge access with one guest, among other prestigious rewards!
Kenya Airways Online Check In
To complete Kenya Airways Online Check In visit the airline website. A link for Kenya Airways Online Check In is included below. You can now check in online with an e-ticket from 30 hours until 2 hours before departure!
Jump the longs queues at selected airports and choose your preferred seat and print out your boarding pass at your convenience. At the airport, drop off your luggage at the dedicated online check-in drop off point and proceed to the boarding gate. Kenya Airways online booking is also available directly through their website.
KQA Live flight tracker
Here is the live Kenya Airways flight tracker.
Kenya Airways Online Booking
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Kenya Airlines Booking
Did you search for Kenya Airlines Booking? Some people refer to the airline as Kenya Airlines. It is difficult to keep track of which airlines end with “Airlines” and Airways. In this instance Kenya Airlines is incorrect.
Kenya Airways Booking
You can also book Kenya Airways flights in traditional high street travel agents. However you will probably find better Kenya Airways deals online. Remember that we often have exclusive deals. Be sure to search for your flights using the flight finder at the top of this page. Why pay more?
Kenya Airways Website
The official Kenya Airways website is www.kenya-airways.com and not www.kenya-airways.co.ke or www.kenyaairways.com or www.kenyaairlines.com or www.kenya-airways.net or www.kenyan-airways.com
How to find cheap Kenya Airways Flights
Of course, you want to book cheap Kenya Airways flights. If you have flexibility with regards to your travel dates you could fly on dates that fall outside school holidays. Flights to Kenya are often more expensive during school holidays. Of course flights during Christmas and Easter also tend to be more expensive. The best thing you can do if you have to travel during these festive periods is to book early. The earlier you book your flights, the cheaper they tend to be.
When it comes to what day of the week to travel on, it is clear that mid-week flights tend to be cheaper. Most people will go away for 1 or 2 weeks. They would ideally like to travel on Friday evening after they have finished work or on Saturday. So because flights on Fridays and Saturdays are popular, they tend to be more expensive.
Likewise, people returning from holiday generally would like to come back before the working week starts. So Sunday flights are also in high demand. With all that said, try to avoid booking flights on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The cheapest flights are normally in the middle of the week. Use our flight search tool at the top of this page to find and book cheap Kenya Airways flights.
Kenya Airways News
30 April 2018 – Kenya Airways to add capacity as leased aircraft return – Read more
16 April 2018 – KQ sacks Nigeria staff, appoints sales agent – Watch now
15 April 2018 – Why Kenya Airways is abbreviated as KQ and not KA – Read more
10 April 2018 – Kenya working on finer details ahead of direct New York flights – Read about it here
25 March 2018 – KQ to introduce a special more spacious economy class on Dreamliners – Find out more
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