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  • KQ JKIA Lounges Rated The Best in the World as SkyTeam Wins ‘Airline Alliance of the Year’ 2016

    Nairobi, 5th April 2016....Kenya Airways Lounges at JKIA Nairobi were rated the second best after Taipei, Taiwan by SkyTeam passengers in a recent survey. The state of the art lounges were opened at the end of 2014 and have consistently won international awards over the past two years.

    The Simba Lounge and Pride Lounge are for the exclusive use of Premier World passengers flying from or transiting through Kenya Airways’ JKIA hub and have a total capacity of 315 guests. They are also used by Sky Priority passengers from the airline’s SkyTeam partners.

    Pride Lounge, which is set on 991 square meters, features a circular layout overlooking the airside. It provides premium hospitality complete with piped music (sectional), washrooms and showers, a sleeping area, kiddy zone and a dining/ working area.

    Simba Lounge spans 360 square meters. Features of the rectangular lounge are: Smoking Zone, family lounge, business experience centre, piped music, washrooms and showers, a dining/working area and a VIP meeting room.

    Best Alliance

    The SkyTeam Alliance in which Kenya Airways is the only African member was recently awarded ‘Airline Alliance of the Year’ for the second year in a row in the latest Air Transport News Awards that took place in Salzburg, Austria.

    Commenting on the accolade, Kenya Airways MD and CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said; “We are proud to be rated among the top. More so because this recognition is not just a vote about our product facilities offered, but also combine our customers’ very clear perceptions about our service standards."

    On his part, SkyTeam Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Perry Cantarutti said; "Winning this award for a second consecutive year is a great honor and clearly demonstrates that SkyTeam's customer-focused approach is being recognized by the industry and valued by our customers.”

    “We are focused on delivering value to our 20 member airlines and their 665 million customers by creating a seamless travel experience across our network of 1,057 destinations and will continue to implement more industry-leading services and benefits to enhance the travel experience throughout the SkyTeam network," Perry added.