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  • Kenya introduces mandatory online visa applications


    Starting from 2nd July 2015, the Government of Kenya will introduce electronic visa application. As the introduction of this visa process was only announced a few days ago, there is a two month grace period whereby visas can still be purchased on arrival. This grace period expires on 31 August 2015.

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  • Kenya Airways wins Best Business Class Airline in Africa third time in a row


    June 21, 2015…Kenya Airways has been recognized as the Best Business Class in this year Africa World Travel Award, for the third year running. 

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  • Kenya Airways flights to Liberia


    May 12, 2015… Kenya Airways, which started operations between Accra and Monrovia on 29th March 2015, will now sell transit traffic through Nairobi to its entire network.

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  • Kenya Airways signs sale and leaseback agreement for three Dreamliners


    Nairobi, May 3, 2014...Kenya Airways has entered into a Sale and Lease back transaction for the three B787-8 Dreamliners due to be delivered this year, with AWAS Aviation Trading Limited, a leasing company based in Ireland.

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  • Kenya Airways to boost operations with new flight schedule


    Nairobi, March 27, 2015…As part of its transformation program, Kenya Airways announces several flight scheduling changes that will take effect from 1st of April 2015. This change is expected to boost connectivity for our passengers by 20%.

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  • Reduction of flight frequencies to Dar es Salaam


    Nairobi, March 19, 2015...Kenya Airways wishes to notify its customers that it has reduced its flight frequencies to Dar-es- Salaam from 42 to 14 per week and will now fly only twice daily to Dar –es-Salaam from March 19th 2015.

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  • Normal flights to Dar-es- Salaam to resume on Thursday

     

    Nairobi, March 23, 2015...Kenya Airways will resume it normal flight schedule to Dar- es-Salaam on Thursday 26th March 2015.  

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  • Reduction of flight frequencies to Dar-es-Salaam

     

    Nairobi, March 19, 2015...Kenya Airways wishes to notify its customers that it has reduced its flight frequencies to Dar-es- Salaam from 42 to 14 per week and will now fly only twice daily to Dar –es-Salaam from March 19th 2015.

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  • Kenya Airways Cargo wins African Cargo Airline of the Year Award 2015

     

    Nairobi, February 27, 2015… KQ Cargo, the freight division of Kenya Airways is the African Cargo Airline of the Year winning the award at the 3rd biennial Air Cargo Africa event held in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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  • Visa Information for African Citizens travelling to Vietnam

     

    Nairobi, February 16, 2015...All African citizens intending to travel to Vietnam need to apply for visa before their departure to Vietnam.

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  • All Kenya Airways International Flights to Depart from Terminal 1A

     

    Nairobi, February 10, 2015…All Kenya Airways international flights will depart from Terminal 1A from Wednesday 11th February 2015.

     

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  • Kenya Airways hosts Aviation Workshop

    Nairobi, February 3, 2015…Kenya Airways hosted a successful one-day workshop on Growth and Development of the Aviation Industry that resolved a policy would be put in place to ensure that Government officials fly Kenyan registered carriers when on official duty.
     

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  • Kenya Airways to fly to Hanoi in Vietnam from March 2015

     

    Nairobi, January 28, 2015...Kenya Airways will become the first and only airline to link Vietnam directly to Africa with flights to Hanoi from 30 March 2015.

     

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  • Kenya Airways Taps into Small Scale Entrepreneurs with a Shop in Nairobi’s Tearoom

    Nairobi, 9 January 2015...Kenya Airways today opened an ultra-modern retail shop at the populous Nairobi’s downtown Tearoom in a bid to deepen its sales catchment base. 

     

      

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  • Kenya Airways Flies Kenyan Health Volunteers to Sierra Leone and Liberia

     Nairobi, 9 January 2014… Kenya Airways has today flown 170 health volunteers in two chartered flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia to assist with the fight against Ebola

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  • Kenya Airways Board gets two Female Directors

     

    Nairobi, November 25, 2014….Election for two vacancies on the Board of Directors of Kenya Airways were conducted by poll on 21 November 2014 at the 38th Annual General Meeting at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi. 

     

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  • Kenya Airways takes delivery of secondB737-800NG

     

    Nairobi, November 24, 2014 – Kenya Airways has enhanced its position as the airline with the youngest fleet in Africa with the acquisition of a second B737-800 Next Generation aircraft. 

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  • Kenya Airways Suspends Flights to New Delhi

     

    Nairobi, November 24, 2014Kenya Airways has suspended direct flights from Nairobi to New Delhi effective 24th November 2014 as part of operations rationalization, but continues to reinforce its presence in India via Mumbai and partnership. 

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  • Kenya Airways 2014-15 Half Year Financial Results

     

    Nairobi, November 13, 2014...Kenya Airways releases 2014-15 half year financial results.

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  • KQ document check

     

    Nairobi, October 25, 2014….Kenya Airways wishes to inform its guests and the general public that the need for all persons travelling on domestic and international flights to produce valid identification and travel documents is a standard practice and a regulatory requirement in the global aviation industry. 

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  • Boeing: Kenya Airways’ Dreamliners are the world’s best performing

      Nairobi October 23, 2014…The national carrier Kenya Airways, has broken new operating efficiency ground following the ranking of its recently acquired fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts among other global airlines.     According to a mid term technical

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

     

    Nairobi October 20, 2014…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 

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  • Flight KQ221 cleared and en route to Nairobi

     

    Nairobi, October 20, 2014 --- Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that its flight KQ221 from New Delhi to Nairobi that had been diverted to Moi International Airport in Mombasa this afternoon has been repaired, cleared and is now en route to Nairobi. It is scheduled to land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 4pm.

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  • Captain Irene Mutungi delivers Kenya Airways’ 4th Dreamliner

     

    Nairobi, August 28, 2014…Africa’s first black female Boeing 787 Dreamliner certified Captain, Ms. Irene Koki Mutungi, jetted into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) this afternoon to deliver Kenya Airways’ fourth Dreamliner.

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  • Kenya Airways moves more flights to Terminal 1A

     

    Nairobi, August 21, 2014...Kenya Airways has migrated 11 additional flights to the new ultramodern Terminal 1A at its Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) hub. 

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  • Kenya Airways begins flying Dreamliner to Far East

     

    Bangkok, August 19, 2014…Kenya Airways has today begun flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts on two existing routes in the Far East.

    The Dreamliner will be operating on the Nairobi-Bangkok-Guangzhou route; and the Nairobi–Bangkok–Hong Kong route. 

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 6 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 16, 2014... As we have indicated before, we are dependent on expert advice for our continued operations from Ministry of Health and WHO. Following the Ministry of Health statement issued today; Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that we will comply with the advice to suspend our commercial flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone temporarily. This operational decision effective; Tuesday 19th August 2014 midnight, is based on the situation risk assessment by Kenya’s Ministry of Health.  

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 5 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 14, 2014...Further to the general media update issued yesterday we have been in consultation with IATA, WHO and the Kenyan Ministry of Health over risks on air travel into and out of the ebola infected areas in West Africa. We have today received the following statement from IATA. 

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 4 on West Africa operations

     

    Kenya Airways wishes to inform its passengers and the general public that it has instituted several additional precautionary following the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, as follows

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 3 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 8, 2014...Ebola virus is causing the worst outbreak ever seen in three West African countries ‐ Liberia, Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea. It’s infected at least 1,711 people and killed more than 932 of them. 

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 2 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 8, 2014...Arising from the unfortunate Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, we wish to provide the following detailed update while confirming that, Kenya Airways is still flying to and from several destinations in that region.

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 1 on West Africa operations

     

    We are following up on the matter of Ebola in West Africa. Given KQ is a major airline between Nairobi and West African cities, we would like to know any measures the airline has taken in the wake of this Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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  • Kenya Airways beefs up customer experience with three airside transfer buses

     

    Nairobi, August 5, 2014…Kenya Airways has taken delivery of three airside transfer buses as part of its customer experience enhancement program.

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  • Kenya Airways receives third Dreamliner

     

    Nairobi, August 4, 2014...Kenya Airways has further strengthened its position as a leading African carrier with receipt of a third Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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  • Delta Air Lines Announces Enhanced Partnership with Kenya Airways

     

    Monrovia, July 24, 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. 

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  • Kenya Airways flies Dreamliner to Johannesburg

     

    Nairobi, July 23, 2014…..Kenya Airways has begun flying one of its new B787 Dreamliner aircrafts between Nairobi and Johannesburg, giving passengers on the route a chance to experience its state-of-the-art features. 

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  • Change of Terminals' names at JKIA

     

    Nairobi, June 30, 2014...Kenya Airways wishes to inform its guests of the planned change of names at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), which is also its hub.

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  • Naikuni recognized for contribution to African aviation

     

    Nairobi June 23, 2014: Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director, Titus Naikuni, has been recognized for his contribution to the aviation industry in Africa.

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  • Kenya Airways receives second Dreamliner

     

    Nairobi June 21, 2014 – Kenya Airways has received 5Y-KZB, its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft as it steps up efforts to expand and modernize its fleet.

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  • Kenya Airways Direct flight to Abuja strengthen bilateral trade.

     

    Nairobi, June 20, 2014 : The city of Abuja on June 6, 2014 joined Kenya Airways network of destinations as the 64th Destination as the airline works towards realizing its dream of growing its footprint in all African capitals by the year 2016.

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  • Kenya Airways to commence direct flights to Tel Aviv

     

    Nairobi June 20, 2014:  Kenya Airways has announced its plans to introduce direct flights to Tel Aviv following successful bilateral trade relations talks between the government and Israeli business and government delegation.

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  • Kenya Airways Cargo fetes top freight forwarders

     

    Nairobi June 19, 2014 – National carrier Kenya Airways has today awarded its top freight forwarding agents.

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  • Kenya Airways launches a Live Television Broadcast Service for its Aircraft

     

    NAIROBI, June 16, 2014...National Carrier Kenya Airways has revamped its inflight entertainment experience with the introduction of a new inflight television service dubbed KQ TV.

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  • Kenya Airways begins flying direct to Abuja

     

    Nairobi, June 6, 2014…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.

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  • Kenya Airways’ Dreamliner commences service on Nairobi – Paris Route

     

    Paris/ Nairobi June 4, 2014…Kenya Airways today begun flying its first ever B787 Dreamliner on the Nairobi – Paris route as the aircraft made its first commercial flight.

     

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  • Kenya Airways re-introduces flights to Zanzibar

     

    Nairobi, June 2, 2014….Kenya Airways is set to re-introduce direct flights to Zanzibar from its Nairobi hub, as it opens up tourist attractions within the region.

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  • Kenya Airways to fly B777-300ER to Amsterdam

     

    Nairobi, June 2, 2014…Kenya Airways has today commenced flights to Amsterdam on its second Boeing 777-300ER.

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  • Kenya Airways flights to Thailand

     

    Nairobi, May 22, 2014...Arising from the developing political situation in Thailand and based on public safety & security interest, Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that we are actively monitoring the situation on the ground.

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  • Kenya Airways amongst world’s most safety-conscious firms

     

    Nairobi, May 16, 2014....Kenya Airways has won the prestigious British Safety Council International Safety Award 2014, which recognizes organisations that excel in Occupational Safety and health management. 

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  • Kenya Airways to fly Dreamliner to Paris

     

    Nairobi, May 7, 2014…Kenya Airways begins flying its recently acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Paris from June 3 this year as it boosts capacity to meet growing demand on the route.

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  • Kenya Airways best cargo airline in Africa

     

    Nairobi, May 2, 2014… Kenya Airways Cargo, the freight division of Kenya Airways, has cemented its position as a leading global player in air cargo industry by winning the best airline in Africa in the Air Cargo News annual ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ presentations. 

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  • Kenya Airways receives second B777-300ER Aircraft

    Nairobi, May 5, 2014…Kenya Airways has received a second B777-300ER aircraft, highlighting the airline’s drive to expand and modernize its fleet.

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  • Kenya Airways and kulula.com announce code share agreement

     

    Nairobi. April 10, 2014...Kenya Airways and South Africa’s only privately owned low fare airline today announced a bilateral code share agreement to seamlessly connect the carriers’ networks via OR Tambo International Airport. 

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  • Kenya Airways signs contract for component support for its new Boeing 787s

     

    Paris, Amstelveen, March 26, 2014...Kenya Airways has selected AFI KLM E&M to provide component support services for a total of nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently on order and scheduled for delivery between March 2014 and end-2015. Billed power by the hour, the contract also includes pool access and a Main Base Kit pre-positioned at the client’s Nairobi base.

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  • Kenya Airways travel advisory-Mombasa Road

     

    Nairobi, March 19, 2014…Following heavy traffic on Mombasa road , Kenya Airways wishes to advice all guests departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to plan to be at the airport at least an hour before normal check-in time.

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  • Kenya Airways suspends flights to Blantyre following airport closure.

     

    Nairobi, March 17, 2014…Kenya Airways wishes to inform its passengers and the general public that it will be suspending direct flights between its Nairobi hub and Blantyre in Malawi from March 17, 2014 to March 29, 2014.

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  • Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings(2)

     

    Nairobi, March 6, 2014...Kenya Airways continues to have the most punctual flights that flew in and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of February 2014, latest statistics from the facility have indicated.

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  • Kenya Airways to cease its operations to/from Nairobi (NBO) Eldoret (EDL)

     

    Nairobi, March 6, 2014...Kenya Airways wishes to inform their guests and general public that it will withdraw from the Nairobi- Eldoret route effective 01st April, 2014.

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  • Kenya Airways Countdown to New Fleet Begins

     

    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.

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  • Kenya Airways facilitates the transfer of a rescued lion from Europe.

     

    Nairobi, February 21, 2014…Kenya Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting wildlife conservation by providing the safe transportation of Simba, a rescued lion, from Amsterdam to the Lilongwe Wildlife Center, a sanctuary in Malawi.

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  • Kenya Airways travel advisory-JKIA Access

     

    Nairobi, February 19, 2014…Kenya Airways wishes to advise all guests to use Airport North road and Mombasa road to access Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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  • Sky Team Launches Promotional Round the World Fares

     

    Amsterdam, 29 January 2014... SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched a discounted fares promotion on its Go Round the World product.

     

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  • Kenya Airways travel advisory

     

    Nairobi, January 29, 2014…Following enhanced security measures implemented by the Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya Airways wishes to advice all guests departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to plan to be at the airport at least an hour before normal check-in time. 

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  • Kenya Airways’ rebooking options for passengers to/from Bangkok

     

    Nairobi, January 14, 2014…Kenya Airways wishes to inform passengers traveling to/ from Bangkok, Thailand, who wish to reschedule their travel following protests in the city, of rebooking options available.

     

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  • Bangkok Shutdown:Kenya Airways Operations Update

     

    Nairobi,January 10, 2014...Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that following the planned peaceful demonstrations in Bangkok,Thailand from January 13, 2014, adjustments have been made to ensure smooth operations and continuity of service.

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  • Full Polio Vaccination for travelers entering India from Kenya

     

    Nairobi, January 8, 2013...Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that from February 14, 2014 all travelers from Kenya to India will be required to be fully vaccinated against polio.

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  • Kenya Airways resumes flights to Juba

     

    Nairobi December 31, 2013 --- Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that it will resume flights to Juba on January 2, 2014.

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  • Kenya Airways suspends flights to/from Juba

     

    Nairobi December 23, 2013…Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that all flights to and from Juba in South Sudan have been suspended between December 24, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

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  • South Sudan Juba Airport Reopens

     

    Nairobi, December 18, 2013...Kenya Airways Resumes Flight operations; Travelers Advised to Monitor Airline Web Site for Flight Information 

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  • Kenya Airways to showcase fleet at Kenya Air Show Festival

     

    Nairobi, December 18, 2013...Kenya Airways will be showcasing its modern state-of-the-art fleet during the Kenya Air Show Festival that will be held on 21st and 22nd of December as part of activities to mark the 50thanniversaryof Kenya’s Independence.

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  • Kenya Airways cancels flights to/from Juba

     

    Nairobi 16th December 2013… Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that all flights to and from Juba, South Sudan have been suspended due to the closure of Juba Airport.

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  • Kenya Airways moves selected regional flights handling back to Unit 1

     

    Nairobi December 3, 2013...National carrier, Kenya Airways, 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. 

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  • Ian Duncan and Amaar Slatch win the Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally

     

    Mombasa, November 30, 2013...Ian Duncan and Amaar Slatch won the Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally for the second time in four years to lift once again the hearts of their faithful Kenyan supporters.

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  • Kenya Airways expands cooperation with KLM

     

    November 13, 2013...Kenya Airways has expanded its cooperation with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines within East Africa, following the signing of a far reaching joint venture agreement.

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  • Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings once again

     

    Nairobi, November 8, 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 October 2013, latest statistics from the facility have indicated.

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  • Kenya Airways' new aircraft to grow passenger traffic

     

    Nairobi, October 25, 2013... Kenya Airways projects a significant growth in passenger traffic over the next one year as it increases capacity through addition of new large aircraft onto its fleet.

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  • Kenya Airways wins in World Travel Awards 2013

     

     Nairobi, October 17, 2013... Kenya Airways has been recognized in the prestigious World Travel Awards 2013, which is billed as the travel industry’s Oscars.

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  • 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.

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  • The New Generation Boeing 777-300 ER

     

    September 11, 2013...Offering the very definition of comfort in the air, the Boeing 777 continues to be voted the favourite airplane of frequent travellers 

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  • Kenya Airways set to receive brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in October

     

    Nairobi, September 9, 2013... Kenya Airways is set to receive the first of three Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in October this year to commence revenue service in November.

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  • JKIA’s Unit 3 to handle regional Kenya Airways and Precision Air Flights

     

    September 6, 2013...Kenya Airways wishes to inform its passengers and the general public that all its flights to destinations within the East African region, as well as Precision Air flights, are now operating from Unit 3 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

      

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  • Kenya Airways and MTN Uganda launch new tickets payment option

     

    Kampala, August 28, 2013...Kenya Airways and MTN Uganda have entered a new strategic partnership that allows their customers in Uganda to pay for their air tickets through the MTN Mobile Money electronic money transfer platform.

     

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  • Kenya Airways to fly new Boeing 777-300ER direct to China

     

    Nairobi, August 28, 2013... Kenya Airways is set to launch direct flights from its Nairobi hub to China this year on its new Boeing 777-300ER, as it leverages on the growing Sino-Africa relations.

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  • 19th Update:Kenya Airways Moves International Departures to Unit 2 and Reschedules Flights to Enhance Connectivity

     

    August 21, 2013...Kenya Airways is pleased to announce that our international departure operations will all be consolidated into Unit 2 with  

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  • Kenya Airways Schedule Changes Effective 22nd August 2013

     

    August 21, 2013...Kenya Airways releases an update of rescheduled flights.

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  • Kenya Airways Schedule Changes for Tuesday 20th August - Saturday 31st August 2013

     

    August 16, 2013...Kenya Airways domestic flights are operating as scheduled.

     

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  • New International Arrivals Facility Running as Kenya Airways Releases Seven-day Schedule of Flights

     

    August 13, 2013...Kenya Airways is pleased to announce that the new temporary international arrivals facility at the Presidential Pavilion in JKIA is now operational.  The facility, which will handle Kenya Airways flights and flights operated by Kenya Airways’ Customer airlines, began processing arriving passengers this morning.

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  • 18th Update: Kenya Airways releases schedule of flights for Tuesday, August 13, 2013

     

     

    August 12, 2013...Kenya Airways is pleased to announce the schedule of international flights for Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

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  • 17th Update: Kenya Airways International Departures Flights from Nairobi for Tuesday 13th August

     

    August 12, 2013..Kenya Airways International Departures Flights from Nairobi for Tuesday 13th August

     

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  • 16th Update: Kenya Airways International Morning Departures

     

    August 11th, 2013..Kenya Airways International Morning Departures Flights from Nairobi

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  • 15th Update:Kenya Airways Currently Operating at 75% Capacity

     

     

    August 11, 2013...Following the partial opening of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and restoration of transit screening machines

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  • 14th Update: More Kenya Airways Flights Announced as focus shifts to clearing backlog

      

    August 10, 2013...Kenya Airways wishes to announce an enhanced schedule of International flights

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  • 13th Update: Flight Schedule for Saturday 10 August, 2013

     

    August 9, 2013...Kenya Airways wishes to announce to its customers the latest flight schedule for Saturday 10th August,2013 as follows.

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  • 12th Update: Kenya Airways increases domestic flights while gradually building up international flights

     

    August 08, 2013... Kenya Airways increases domestic flights while gradually building up international flights .    

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  • 11th Update: Resumption of Full Domestic Flight Operations

     

    August 8, 2013...Kenya Airways is pleased to announce the resumption of full operations for domestic flights as part of its concerted efforts to restore normalcy, following yesterday’s fire incident at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. 

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  • 10th Update: Kenya Airways Releases Schedule of flights for Thursday 8th August 2013

     

    August 8, 2013...Kenya Airways would like to announce to its customers and the general public the schedule of flights for today, Thursday, August 8, 2013.

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  • 9th Update: Kenya Airways Releases Schedule of local flights for Thursday 8th August 2013

     

    August 7, 2013...Kenya Airways would like to announce to its customers and general public of our schedule of flights for tomorrow,

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  • 8th Update: Kenya Airways Releases Schedule of flights for Thursday 8th August 2013

     

    August 7, 2013...Following partial opening of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport we are pleased to announce a limited schedule of flights to take care of our international and domestic passengers

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  • 7th Update: Resumption of Kenya Airways’ Domestic Flights

     

    August 7, 2013... Kenya Airways management is working closely with the Kenya Airports Authority management and senior government officials to see how we can resume some operations at the earliest convenience.

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  • 6th Update: Resumption of Limited Kenya Airways’ Flights

     
    August 7, 2013...We would like to inform our customers and stakeholders that we will have a limited domestic operation today .

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  • 5th Update on Temporary Suspension of Kenya Airways' Flights

     

    August 7, 2013... Kenya Airways management is working closely with the Kenya Airports Authority management and senior government officials to see how we can resume some operations at the earliest convenience.

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  • 4th Update on Fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

     

    August 7, 2013...Regarding the fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) we would like to inform all our customers and stakeholders that all our incoming and outgoing passengers are safe.

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  • 3rd Update:Temporary Suspension on Kenya Airways' Flights

     

    August 7, 2013... Regarding the fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) we would like to inform all our customers and stakeholders that all our incoming and outgoing passengers are safe.

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  • 2nd Update: Fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

     

    August 7, 2013...We would like to inform all our customers and stakeholders that due to the Fire at JKIA, all our flights are currently cancelled till further notice.

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  • 1st Update: Fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

     

    August 7, 2013...Regarding the fire at JKIA, we would like to inform all our customers and stakeholders that all our incoming and outgoing passengers are safe.

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  • Kenya Airways commences direct flights to Kigali, Bujumbura

    NAIROBI  JULY 31, 2013 – Kenya Airways has introduced new direct flights from its Nairobi hub to Kigali in Rwanda and Bujumbura in Burundi as it consolidates its presence in the East African market. 

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  • 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.        

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  • Kenya Airways backs Anti-poaching Campaign

     

    Nairobi July 24, 2013 Kenya Airways has joined the ‘Hands Off Our Elephants’ campaign that aims at ending elephants poaching and ivory trafficking through Kenya, as well as eliminating demand for the commodity around the world.

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  • Naikuni feted for ‘contribution to air transport business’

     

    Nairobi July 16, 2013 – Kenya Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni, has been recognized in the prestigious Airline Strategy Awards 2013.

     

     

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  • Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings

      

     Nairobi July 11, 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.

     

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  • Kenya Airways / Etihad ties to boost trade between Kenya and UAE

     

    Abu Dhabi, July 8, 2013… The Government of Kenya is leveraging on the introduction of direct flights between Nairobi and Abu Dhabi to boost trade between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Second Update on KQ 117 - 8th July

     

    July 08, 2013- Kenya Airways Limited wishes to advise its customers and the general public of the confirmed departure time of KQ 117 (July 5 2013) at 1530 UTC (1830 hours Kenyan time) from Athens.

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  • Update on Flight KQ117

    July 8, 2013...Kenya Airways wishes to advise its customers and the general public that efforts are underway to launch a rescue flight to Athens following the diversion of KQ117. The flight was re scheduled for departure last night at 2130

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  • PRESS STATEMENT Update on Flight KQ117

    July 7, 2013...Further to our earlier communication on the progress around recovery of the Kenya Airways flight number KQ117 that was diverted to Athens enroute to Nairobi from Amsterdam,  we would like to update our customers and the general public

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  • PRESS STATEMENT - KQ117 DIVERSION TO ATHENS

    July 6, 2013..Kenya Airways wishes to inform its passengers and the general public of the diversion of flight KQ117 that was flying from Amsterdam to Nairobi with 301 passengers onboard. The aircraft, a Boeing 777 200ER, was diverted to Athens

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  • Kenya Airways applauds Rugby Sevens Team for performance in World Cup

     

    Nairobi, July 2, 2013 – National carrier, Kenya Airways, has lauded the Rugby Sevens national team for its sterling performance in the just concluded Rugby World Cup in Moscow, Russia.

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  • Kenya Airways unveils three-city deal for traders

     

    Nairobi June 21, 2013 – National carrier, Kenya Airways has unveiled a new travel package that is tailored for traders that will see them visit three cities in the Middle East and the Far East  at a special fare of US$999.

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  • Kenya Airways doubles frequency to Jeddah for Hajj Season

     

    Nairobi June 21, 2013 – Kenya Airways has doubled the frequency of flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia ahead of this year’s Hajj season.

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  • Kenya Airways Clinches Key Environmental Certification

     

    Nairobi June 11, 2013 – Kenya Airways has received international certification for compliance with the aviation industry’s global environmental quality standards.

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  • Kenya Airways expands Code share Partnership with China Southern Airlines

     

    Nairobi, May 31, 2013… Kenya Airways has expanded the scope of its code share agreement with fellow Sky Team member, China Southern Airlines, as it works towards deepening its global presence.

     

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  • Kenya Airways increases frequency of flights to Eldoret.

    Nairobi, May 29, 2013 – National carrier, Kenya Airways, has announced an increase in the frequency of flights to the city of Eldoret to meet increased seasonal demand on the route.

     

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  • Kenya Airways to Commence Direct Flights to Abu Dhabi

     

    Nairobi May 22, 2013 – Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced the commencement of direct flights to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, as it grows its presence in the Middle East.

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  • Kenya Airways Pride Centre granted new IATA Certification

    The centre becomes first training centre globally to attain all three IATA certifications 

     

    Nairobi May 15, 2013 – Kenya Airways Pride Centre, a training facility run by the national carrier, has been granted a new global certification by the International Air Transport Association.

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  • Kenya Airways and Safaricom launch “Fly with bonga points” pact

     

    Nairobi: Thursday, May 2, 2013…Kenya Airways, the pride of Africa and leading integrated communications service provider, Safaricom Limited, have partnered to launch a proposition that allows customers to pay for tickets using Bonga points.

     

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  • Kenya Airways Cargo wins prestigious global award

    Nairobi, Monday,   April 29, 2013 - Kenya Airways' Cargo Division has won the prestigious Air Cargo News global service award. Worldwide readers of Air Cargo News, the cargo industry’s leading publication, have voted Kenya Airways top in service excellence in moving cargo to and from the busy and increasingly competitive Africa region.

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  • KQ rewards customers as part of 36th anniversary celebrations

     

    Nairobi April 26, 2013….Prizes include a Ranger Rover Sport car and fully paid holidays

     

     

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  • Kenya Airways Receives First Fully Owned Freighter Jet

    April 11, 2013….Kenya Airways on Thursday received its first fully owned cargo aircraft to tap into the growing cargo freighting business in Africa.

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  • 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.

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  • KQ Sales Promo

    Nairobi, February 21, 2013 - Kenya Airways held the first draw for the ongoing sales promotion

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  • KQ joins war against wildlife poaching

    Nairobi, February 10, 2013 – Kenya Airways has joined the war against wildlife poaching in a new partnership with Born Free Foundation, an international charity.

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  • KENYA AIRWAYS OPERATING PERFORMANCE; 3rd QTR – OCT to DEC 2012

     

    Kenya Airways releases its operating results for the third quarter ended 31st December 2012.

     

     

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  • Happy Birthday KQ: 36th anniversary of Kenya Airways

     Nairobi, January 25, 2013 – National carrier Kenya Airways is now 36. The airline launched its first flight in February 1977 following breakup of the East African Community and disbanding of East African Airways.

     

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  • Investments and Expansions

    NAIROBI, 24 JAN, 2013 ...Click the following links to read the latest news on investments and expansions in Kenya....

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  • KQ’s new E-Jet to boost African presence

    Nairobi, January 21, 2013 - Kenya Airways has boosted its fleet with the latest arrival of a new Embraer E-190 jet as it expands with an eye on the lucrative African market.

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  • Update on Kenya Airways Flight KQ 320 Air Turnback

     Further to our earlier statement we would like to confirm that, we have confirmed alternative travel arrangements for the 56 passengers who were on KQ320 1st January.  Today’s flight KQ320 2nd January has been upgraded to a B737 800 which

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  • Kenya Airways Statement on Flight KQ320

       Kenya Airways Statement  Kenya Airways would like to inform its passengers, customers, investors and the public that its flight KQ320 1st January2013 from Khartoum to Cairo made an air turnback and landed safely at the same airport at 2136hrs

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  • KQ in Campaign Against HIV Travel Bans

     

    NAIROBI, November 29, 2012 - Kenya Airways is participating in a global campaign against travel restrictions imposed on people living with HIV/ Aids to mark this year’s World Aids Day.

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  • Kenya Airways and Barclays Bank of Kenya Launch KQ Msafiri Visa Credit Card

    November 28, 2012… Kenya Airways and Barclays Bank of Kenya have partnered with Visa to relaunch a co branded credit card dubbed KQ Msafiri Visa Credit Card. The KQ Msafiri Visa Credit Card holders will benefit by earning miles

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  • Xiamen Airlines Joins SkyTeam

    Xiamen, 21 November 2012 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomes China’s Xiamen Airlines as its 19th member. Xiamen Airlines is also the fourth member from Greater China. The airline strengthens SkyTeam’s footprint in China and its overall #1 position in the Greater China Region by adding three new hubs - Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou – combined with a comprehensive domestic and growing international network.

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  • Kenya Airways Appoints Marketing Director

    National carrier Kenya Airways has appointed Chris Diaz as its Marketing Director.

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  • Kenya Airways signs codeshare with Vietnam Airways

    Kenya Airways boosts South East Asian footprint with new code share deal ; Kenya Airways tickets to be sold by Vietnam Airlines and vice versa... NAIROBI,  8 November 2012 Kenya Airways has entered into a code share agreement with Vietnam

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  • KENYA AIRWAYS OPERATING PERFORMANCE; 2nd QTR – JULY to SEP 2012

    November 01, 2012... Kenya Airways releases its operating results for the second quarter ended 30th September 2012. The company put into the market capacity totalling 3,817m seat kilometres which was 4.9% above

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  • Kenya Airways to convert its Boeing 737-300 Passenger Jets into Freighters. The aircraft will complement the Boeing 747-400 Safari Connection Freighter

    Kenya Airways has announced that it will convert four of its Boeing B737-300 passenger jets into freighters as it ramps up its cargo unit to meet surging cargo transportation demand across Africa and beyond.

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  • Kenya Airways acquires a new Embraer to growing fleet KQ proud owner of the 900th E-Jet Manufactured by Embraer

     Kenya Airways has received its 12th Ejet from Embraer which is also the 900th Ejet ever produced. “It is a real honor for Kenya Airways to be part of this highlight in Embraer’s history, by receiving the 900th E Jet,”

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  • Kenya Airways receives second fully owned Embraer

     •Aircraft emblazoned with SkyTeam Livery •Second of eight fully owned Embraer’s that KQ is acquiring this Financial year Nairobi, Sept. 17, 2012… National carrier Kenya Airways has deepened its relationship with the SkyTeam Alliance with the arrival of its second

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  • Kenya Airways announces successful completion of Voluntary Early Retire Programme and Staff rationalization Exercise

      Kenya Airways announces successful completion of Voluntary Early Retire Programme and Staff rationalization Exercise  Thursday, September 6, 2012…National carrier, Kenya Airways has announced the completion of its staff rationalization programme that will see the airline save close to Sh1.2

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  • Kenya Airways takes delivery of first fully-owned Embraer E190 jet

        Kenya Airways takes delivery of first fully owned Embraer E190 jet   September 1, 2012...The first Embraer E190 aircraft to be fully purchased by Kenya Airways touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on September

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  • Kenya Airways announces a staff restructuring exercise Move meant to ensure long-term sustainability of the airline’s business

    August 3, 2012… National carrier Kenya Airways has announced the modalities of the staff rationalisation programme which will start with a Voluntary Early Retirement programme followed by a redundancy programme in a bid to streamline cost management.    Kenya Airways

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  • Kenya Airways and Afreximbank sign Fleet financing agreement

     Nairobi, June 25th, 2012: Kenya Airways Limited (Kenya Airways) today announced that its Board of Directors had approved the award of the mandate to arrange the aircraft financing for the purchase of nine (9) new Boeing 787-800s (Dreamliners) (B787s), one (1) Boeing 777-300ER (B777-300ER), and ten (10) Embraer -190 aircraft (E-190s) to the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The mandate was awarded to the Afreximbank following due consideration and assessment of several financing bids received pursuant to a request for proposals (RFPs) issued by Kenya Airways in March 2012.

    The financing package consists of a pre-delivery payments (PDPs) facility and an aircraft delivery finance facility to fund the delivery of the B787s, B777-300ER, and the E190s.

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  • Kenya Airways Rights shares start trading at Nairobi Securities Exchange

     Thursday, June 19, 2012…..New shares issued by national carrier Kenya Airways in the Rights Issue that ended April 30, commenced trading this morning at the Nairobi Securities Exchange. 

    The 1,034,853,551 additional shares issued by Kenya Airways at a price of Ksh14 per share brings the total number of shares issued by the airline 1,496,469,034. The cash call netted Ksh14.487 Billion against a target of Ksh 20.68 Billion. The proceeds will go to financing pre-delivery payments for a fleet of nine Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner aircraft, the first of which is expected to join the airline fleet in 2014. 

    Speaking during the bell-ringing ceremony to signify start of trading in the Rights Issue shares, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, Mr. Joseph Kinyua, said the fact that the Rights Issue garnered over 70% subscription rate in a difficult market environment was testimony to the confidence that shareholders including the government continue to have in the airline. 

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  • Kenya Airways Announces Schedule Changes

     Airline optimizing capacity as it opens new destinations, increases frequencies on existing routes

    June 12, 2012….Kenya Airways has announced changes to its Summer Schedule. Key highlights include suspension of flights to Muscat and Rome effective immediately until further notice due to capacity optimization across the network.

    The airline has introduced a new direct flight to Dubai which will operate three times a week with late evening departures from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to capture the late connecting traffic arriving into Nairobi. This is in addition to the daily Dubai service that the airline operates. The airline will now operate 10 non-stop flights to Dubai.

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  • Operations at JKIA now back to normal

    Wednesday, June 06th 2012 ....Kenya Airways would like to inform its passengers, customers and the public that Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has now been opened for operations. 

    As a result of the morning disruption the following flights have been cancelled and passengers have been scheduled on the later flights as below. 

    1) KQ760/761 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated on KQ762/763 – Johannesburg 

    2) KQ652/653 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated on KQ656/657/658 - Kisumu

    3) KQ480/483 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated on KQ484/485 – Dar es Salaam

    4) KQ490/491 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated on KQ484/485 - Zanzibar

    5) KQ350/351 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated on KQ352/353 – Juba 

    6) KQ702 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated on KQ720 – Lusaka &Harare

    7) KQ318 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated on KQ310 – Dubai & Muscat

    8) KQ468 cancelled, passengers to be re accommodated  on KQ442 – Bujumbura & Kigali

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  • Kenya Airways Statement

    Wednesday, June 06th 2012....Kenya Airways would like to inform its passengers, customers and the public that Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been closed indefinitely since 0400hrs today Wednesday June 6th 2012, due to a disabled aircraft on the runway. 

    All Kenya Airways morning arrivals have been diverted to Mombasa, Entebbe and Dar es Salam as below. 

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  • Kenya Airways rolls out SkyPriority Service in Partnership with SkyTeam

     SkyPriority will reduce check in and transfer time, assuring customers of convenience 

    May 30, 2012….Loyal customers of Kenya Airways can now enjoy more convenience when travelling following the launch of the SkyPriority service across the airline’s network. SkyPriority is a series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers 

    The new service launched this morning offers eligible customers valuable benefits such as priority access to facilities and services such as check in, boarding and baggage handling as well as immigration control at various airports.

    Speaking during the launch of the service, Kenya Airways Chief Operating Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said the service was yet another service enhancement initiative by the airline and its partners in the SkyTeam Alliance.

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  • Kenya Airways adds Tenth Embraer to growing fleet

    The latest addition 5Y-KYT Increase capacity in the Regional routes 

    May 31, 2012…. Kenya Airways has added another Embraer E190 to its rapidly growing fleet as it expands its destinations in Africa while increasing frequencies on existing routes.    

    This brings to ten the number of Embraer aircraft operated by the national carrier. The latest acquisition is the last delivery of the three E190’s acquired from Air Lease Corporation.  

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  • Kenya Airways strengthens regional presence with new flights to Kilimanjaro & Eldoret

     May 30, 2012…….National carrier Kenya Airways has announced the launch of flights to two new destinations - Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania and Eldoret in Kenya’s Rift Valley - beginning July.

    The airline will, from July 2, fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport and twice daily to Eldoret starting July 4. The launch of the new destinations is expected to strengthen the airline’s presence in the region.

    Kenya Airways will operate narrow body Embraer E170 aircraft on the Eldoret route with KQ 660 and KQ661 departing from Nairobi and Eldoret at 0740hrs and 0910hrs respectively. In the evening, KQ664 will depart Nairobi at 1715hrs whilst KQ665 departs from Eldoret at 1900hrs.

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  • Boeing 767 Press Release

    23rd May 2012….Today Kenya Airways will receive a B767 from International Leasing Financing Corporation from Miami. The aircraft becomes the 6th B767 to join KQ operations and has been designated 5Y KYV. A team comprised of KQ Engineers, Pilots and

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  • New Delhi now officially Kenya Airways’ 57th destination

     May 10, 2012…..New Delhi today officially became part of Kenya Airways’ expanding global network.  

    The inaugural flight to the Indian capital departed from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 1350hrs with a high-powered team led by the chairman of the airline’s board of directors Evanson Mwaniki.

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  • KQ Cargo extends Ksh1.5 million sponsorship to Rhino Charge

    Cash will go to supporting conservation of 3 key national water towers

    May 8, 2012……Kenya Airways cargo division, KQ Cargo, today announced its sponsorship of this year’s Rhino Charge Event which is seeking to raise money to support the construction of electric fences around the country’s three largest water towers. 

    The national carrier has set aside Ksh1.5 million through Cargo, to fund the activities of the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, which spearheads the conservation effort. 

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  • Kenya Airways, Cellulant partner to launch ‘KQ Mobile’

     … new mobile phone-based customer service platform to ease ticketing and enhance services  

    Nairobi, May 7, 2012… Kenya Airways, in conjunction with local IT firm Cellulant, has launched a new mobile technology platform that will enable the airline’s customers to enjoy enhanced interactive services.   

    In a trendsetting move, Kenya Airways now becomes one of the first airlines in Africa to deliver a mobile phone-based solution as part of its customer service information enhancement programme.

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  • Kenya Airways Releases its Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter ended 31st Mar 2012.

    The company put into the market place capacity totalling 3,290m seat kilometres which was at par with last year’s level.  There were compensating changes evidenced in the network with incremental destinations launched to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), N’djamena (Chad) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) while Europe shrunk due to capacity rationalization.

     

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  • Kenya Airways flights to Rome are still on

    Kenya Airways informs its passengers, travel trade and members of the public that it continues to operate 3 weekly flights to Rome (FCO) contrary to the story published in some parts of the media.

    The story creates the impression that flights have been suspended indefinitely which has sent the wrong signals to our customers and the market. 

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  • Kenya Airways Selects GEnx-1B Engines to Power Boeing 787 Fleet

    NAIROBI, KENYA – April 2, 2012 – Kenya Airways has selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its nine firm Boeing 787 Dreamliners with an option for four additional aircraft.

    Speaking at a press briefing in Nairobi today, Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Dr. Titus Naikuni said the airline had settled on the GEnx-1B engine as GE had designed the engines to provide a base thrust of 70,000 lbs. to power the state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft for which the airline has placed nine firm orders with an option to buy four more. 

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  • SkyTeam Launches New-Look Skyteam.biz

    Innovative features, more information – a dedicated website for travel professionals

    AMSTERDAM, 29 March 2012 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched a fully refreshed version of Skyteam.biz, its dedicated website for the travel industry. The site has been upgraded to have a similar look and feel to SkyTeam.com, but is packed with information and tools designed with the travel professional in mind. 

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  • Flight KQ513 from Dakar to Bamako safe following an attempted coup in Mali

    Nairobi, March 21, 2012 (10.30pm) …Kenya Airways has just received news of a coup de’ etat in Mali. Following the incident, and after communication with the pilot, Kenya Airways managed to divert its flight KQ 513 a Boeing 737 700

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  • Kenya Airways to Start Direct Flights 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

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  • Kenya Airways appoints a new Ground Sales Agent(GSA)

    Kenya Airways, The Pride of Africa has appointed a new agent for the Japanese market. Sunworld Air Services Corp was appointed starting 1st February.  His Excellency the Ambassador Japan to H.E. Benson H. O. Ogutu paid a courtesy call to

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  • SkyTeam Launches Go Africa Pass

     Discounted travel, greater flexibility throughout 36 countries in Africa 

    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.   

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  • Kenya Airways Launch Freighter Service

    Freighter will enhance airline’s revenue and cargo uplift on key Afro-Asian routes

    Nairobi, February 21, 2012….Kenya Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have jointly launched the first direct freighter service between mainland China and Africa. This also marks Kenya Airways entry into Freighter service with a dedicated Boeing 747F. 

    The Boeing 747-400F cargo freighter, unveiled in Nairobi on Tuesday, is expected to significantly boost the airline’s capacity to airlift cargo between its growing Asian and African markets while realizing higher earnings from cargo as a distinct revenue source. 

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  • Kenya Airways to fly a Boeing 737 in SkyTeam colours

    Move signifies partnership with alliance which flies to 926 destinations and 173 countries

    Nairobi, February 14, 2012…….Kenya Airways has painted one of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft  in SkyTeam livery  to signify its position as Africa’s representative to the global  airline alliance.  

    The aircraft will have SkyTeam branding on its tail and fuselage in addition to the Kenya Airways logo thus symbolizing the mutual benefits of the partnership. 

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  • IATA renews IOSA and ISAGO certifications Kenya Airways feted by International Air Transport Association (IATA)

    Kenya Airways feted by International Air Transport Association (IATA) Kenya Airways’ safety improvement initiatives received a major endorsement from the global aviation association.

    The International Air Travel Association (IATA) presented Kenya Airways with two certifications following a rigorous safety audit of the airline’s operations. These are the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certificates.

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  • Kenya Airways Operating Performance 3rd Quarter; Oct-Dec 2011

    Kenya Airways releases its operating results for the third quarter ended 31st Dec 2011.
    The company put into the market place capacity totalling 3,560m seat kilometres which was 6.5% better than last year’s level as a result of increased frequencies to several destinations and the launch of Jeddah operations in the third quarter.
    Capacity offered into Europe registered a 14.9% growth compared to the same quarter of prior year due to introduction of flights to Rome and double daily weekend flights to London. The capacity into Middle East, Far East and India regions remained at par compared to same period last year.
     

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  • Kenya Airways Statement on Schedule Disruption on 13th January 2012

    Kenya Airways would like to inform its passengers, customers, investors and the public that Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Runway 06/24 will be temporary closed on Friday 13th January from 0100hrs upto 0100hrs on 14th January, for planned maintenance on the threshold lights and cabling works.

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  • Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner makes maiden landing in Nairobi

     Nairobi, Wednesday, December 14, 2011…..National carrier Kenya Airways today welcomed the ultra-modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to Nairobi as part of the world tour. 

    Kenya Airways have placed a firm order of nine aircrafts with an option of taking four more as part of its fleet modernization and route expansion strategy. 

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  • KQ Masai Mara Marathon

    “Run, so that the river can do the same”

    Nicholas Kipkemboi was crowned as the winner of this year’s KQ Masai Mara Marathon that was held in the Mara North Conservancy on Saturday, 19th November 2011. He beat a field of over 2,500 runners with an impressive time of 1 hour, 1 minute and 28 seconds.

    The little known marathoner has not participated in any national or international races but he described the race as being tough. He sees the race as a launching pad for bigger races, “The competition was tough but I managed to give it my best. I look forward to taking part in bigger races in future,” said Kipkemboi.

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  • Kenya Airways to acquire 2 Boeing 777-300 ER Aircraft

     ... Pride of Africa to receive the first of the 400 seater aircraft in 2013 

    Nairobi 12 October, 2011 ... Kenya Airways fleet modernisation and expansion programme today received a boost when the airline signed an agreement with General Electric Capital Aviation Services, GECAS  the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, for the delivery of two Boeing 777-300 Extended Range (ER) aircrafts.

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  • press release

     Alliance grows to 15 members, adds Taipei to Asian hub network 

    TAIPEI, 28 September 2011 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomed China Airlines as its 15th member at a joining ceremony held in Taipei. The flag carrier of Taiwan and one of the world’s leading cargo carriers, China Airlines becomes the first Taiwanese airline to join SkyTeam and cements the alliance’s #1 position in the Greater China region.

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  • SkyTeam Alliance launches online Round The World Planner

    Kenya Airways customers to benefit from new application which enables itinerary planning for customers, travel agents worldwide

    NAIROBI, 22 September 2011….Customers of the national carrier Kenya Airways can now use an online application that enables them to plan their travel to various destinations around the world in advance.

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  • Kenya Airways to commence flights to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

     … Route marks airline’s 56th global destination 

    Nairobi September 14, 2011 … National carrier and Pride of Africa Kenya Airways today announced that it will commence flights to the Middle Eastern city of Jeddah in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia effective 18th October 2011. The much anticipated service marks Kenya Airways’ 56th global destination and 3rd in the Middle East.

    Kenya Airways will operate the route twice a week every Tuesday and Saturday on a Boeing 737-800.

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  • Kenya Airways Masai Mara Half-Marathon scheduled for November 19th 2011

     … to winner to take home Kshs 250,000/- 

    Nairobi September 15, 2011 … The 2011 edition of the annual Kenya Airways Masai Mara Half-Marathon has been scheduled to take place on 19th November, 2011. This will be the third time that this unique marathon will take place in Lemek Conservancy within the environs of Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

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  • Kenya Airways receives its 8th Embraer aircraft

    Pride of Africa also expects to receive another E190 jet in the next three weeks

    Nairobi September 11th 2011… Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa, is expected to grow its capacity with the arrival of a new Embraer E190 jet to KQ’s fleet.

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  • Kenya Airways Staff & Customers contribute towards the National Famine Relief Kitty

    Total amount raised by Pride of Africa towards the initiative now at Kshs. 32,489,930 M

    Nairobi, September 2nd, 2011… Kenya Airways has today added its contribution towards the National Famine Relief kitty after its staff and customers raised Kshs. 13, 538,822.

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  • Embraer and Kenya Airways ratify contract for upto 26 Embraer 190 Jets

    Pride of Africa to use the E-jets for to enhance its ongoing Expansion Program

    Nairobi & São José dos Campos, August 30, 2011 – Embraer and the Pride of Africa Kenya Airways have finalized the contract for the acquisition of 10 EMBRAER 190 jets.

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  • Kenya Airways reaches agreement with Aviation Workers Union

    …both parties finally sign the long outstanding Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Nairobi, August 8, 2011…Kenya Airways, has today signed the outstanding Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Aviation and Allied Workers Union (K) (AAWU).

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  • Kenya Airways Boosts National Famine Relief Kitty ..national carrier donates KSh. 10 Million 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.

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  • Kenya Airways flight operations continue as per schedule

    Nairobi, August 5, 2011… Kenya Airways would like to confirm to its customers, travel trade and members of the public that its flights are operating normally as per the schedule.

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  • Kenya Airways Granted 3rd Frequency to Luanda, Angola

    Airline now allowed to operate 3 times weekly to Africa’s biggest oil producing country

    Nairobi, July 27th 2011 … The governments of Kenya and Angola have concluded and signed the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) paving way for Kenya Airways to expand its operations into the Southern Africa country.

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  • Kenya Airways launches an On-board Donation Platform

     Nairobi, July 20, 2011…. Kenya Airways has launched a fund-raising initiative in support of the various charitable activities across the network.

    In the initiative dubbed “Change makes Change”, passengers can make voluntary cash donations in specially designed envelopes each Kenya Airways flight. Kenya Airways hopes to raise the funds for its community social responsibilities by encouraging passengers on both international and local flights to make the donations.

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  • Kenya Airways flights return to normal after power interruption at JKIA

    Nairobi, Sunday, July 17, 2011…National carrier Kenya Airways has announced that its flight operations which had been temporarily disrupted in the early part of this morning have returned to normalcy.

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  • Kenya Airways commences flights to Ouagadougou

    Airline obtains 5th Freedom Rights to fly to Cotonou, Benin

    Nairobi, July 15th 2011 … Kenya Airways has today commenced flights to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The new route, the 55th of the airline’s global destinations, and 45th in Africa, will see Kenya Airways strengthen its presence in West Africa with direct flights to Burkina Faso’s capital city

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  • Kenya Airways and KALPA in Agreement

    Kenya Airways management and the Kenya Airlines Pilot Association (KALPA) have agreed and signed the collective bargaining agreement.As a result the pilots will now operate as per their schedules and also observe goodwill by extending their duty as per the agreed CBA between KALPA and Kenya Airways management.

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  • Kenya Airways to commence flights to 55th destination

    Kenyan Nationals to obtain Entry Visas for travel.

    Nairobi 28 June, 2011 … National carrier Kenya Airways has officially announced plans to commence flights to their 55th destination, Ougadougou in Burkina Faso, starting from 15th July, 2011.

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  • Kenya Airways doubles capacity to Juba

    … move aimed to meet marked increase in travel to Southern Sudan

    24th June 2011 … National flag carrier and Pride of Africa, Kenya Airways has doubled the number of flights to the Southern Sudanese city of Juba effective 1st July, 2011.

    In a move aimed at meeting the rising demand for travel to the region by individuals and organizations, the airline will now fly twice daily to Juba from Nairobi.

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  • Kenya Airways set to commence flights to Ougadougou

    55th destination consolidates airlines presence in West Africa

    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 55th of 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.

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  • Kenya Airways Inaugural Flight to Ndjamena Takes off

    Airline to operate two times a week through Cotonou, Benin

    June 21, 2011 … Kenya Airways has now commenced flights to its 54th destination, 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 wide-body Boeing 737 – 800, 2 times a week every Sunday and Wednesday out of Nairobi.

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  • Embraer 190 Jet To Expand Kenya Airways Fleet

    Largest E-Jets operator in Africa will add as many as 20 aircraft

     

    Nairobi  / São José dos Campos, June 21, 2011 – Embraer and the Kenya’s national flag carrier Kenya Airways signed a Letter of Intent, subject to final agreement, for the acquisition of ten EMBRAER 190 jets, yesterday, at the 49th Paris Air Show, in France. The deal also includes options for another ten aircraft, which could be either the EMBRAER 190 (E190) or the EMBRAER 170 (E170).

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  • Kenya Airways in a Commercial Venture with United Bank for Africa (UBA)

    Nairobi, June 16, 2011 …Kenya Airways has entered into a partnership with one of the largest financial services institutions in Africa; United Bank for Africa Plc to promote trade and remittances across the continent.

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  • Kenya Airways Chief Executive appointed to IATA Board of Governors

    Appointment places Dr. Naikuni at the centre of Aviation Industry Decision Making Body.

     

    Nairobi, June 10, 2011 … Kenya Airways is pleased to announce the appointment of its Group Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Titus Naikuni to the International Air Travel Association (IATA) Board of Governors.

    Dr. Naikuni was elected to the IATA board at the conclusion of the Association’s 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Singapore on 6th June. He was also appointed to the 2012 Nominating committee. This committee has the responsibility of nominating candidates to the IATA Board of Governors.

    With this appointment Dr. Naikuni returns to the IATA Board having served for four years from 2004 to 2009.

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  • Kenya Airways Joins Climate Neutral Network

    ….airline now able to be part of the global transition to a low carbon world

    Monday June 6th, 2011… Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa, has today announced its participation in the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CN Net is at the forefront of the movement towards a global transition to low carbon economies and societies.

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  • Kenya Airways boosts fleet with delivery of 7th Embraer

    Nairobi June 03rd 2011 ... Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa continued on its drive to grow and modernize its aircraft fleet size as it takes delivery of an additional Embraer airliner.

    Designated as KYQ, the E-190 jet touched down at JKIA airport at 1835hrs on 01st June  from the Embraer factory based in Brazil. It was  received by Kenya Airways Technical Director, Tom Kadoyo.

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  • Kenya Airways posts 73.9% rise in after-tax profit

    …Growth attributed to Network Expansion Frequencies Increase

    • Turnover rises by 21% to KSh. 85.8 B

    • Operating profit up from KSh 1.839 B to KSh 5,815B

    • Earnings per Share (EPS)  rises to KShs.7.65 from KShs.4.40

    • DOC’s  up by  20.4%

    • Overheads costs up by 10.1%

    • Fuel Costs excluding hedging up by KSh 5.96 B or 10.1%

    • Directors recommend payment of a final dividend of KSh 1.50 per share

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  • Kenya Airways set to receive 7th Embraer aircraft

    Nairobi May 25th 2011… Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa, is expected to grow its capacity with the arrival of a new Embraer E190 jet to KQ’s fleet.
    The aircraft is expected into service within the next two weeks and will be deployed to operate to the Southern and Central Africa regions.

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