Upgrade your flight

Add a little extra sparkle to your journey with Kenya Airways upgrade.

Upgrade Flight

Upgrade to Business Class 

You now have various options of upgrading to our award-winning business class on Kenya Airways. With an economy class ticket, upgrading to business class and enjoying award-winning amenities is easy. 

Bid to Upgrade

Holding an economy class ticket? Our Bid to Upgrade Program allows you to quote an amount you would like to pay for the upgrade to Business Class and if your bid is the highest, you will travel in style in Africa’s leading Business Class.

Make us an offer online before 14 hours to your departure time and with a little luck, we will get back to you with a bid acceptance.

Have you already made your booking? Enter your details above to see if you qualify to upgrade your ticket.

Meals in Economy Class

Benefits of upgrading to Business Class

  1. Fly in Africa’s leading Business Class airline
  2. Speed through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi on the Sky Priority Lane through check- in, security and boarding
  3. Sky Priority Baggage handling
  4. Access our world class Pride and Simba lounge for your comfort while you wait for your flight 
  5. Enjoy the nouvelle cuisine onboard with a wide array of fine wines
  6. More than 100 movies, documentaries and radio shows on a 15 inch screen for your in-flight entertainment
  7. A wide selection of newspapers and international magazines 

NOTE: Business class passengers do not have miles accrual as a benefit.

Do you need to book your ticket first? Book here and you will get an upgrade request email after you get your ticket.

Upgrade at the airport

When you reach the check-in counter at the airport, request for an upgrade opportunity to be considered and you will be presented with the following options: 

  1. Purchasing a buy-up which means paying a fare difference between Economy Class ticket Fare and the available Business Class Fare. Kindly note this is subject to availability.
  2. Last Minute Upgrades entails upgrading at the check in counter by paying a preset upgrade amount. Kindly note this is subject to availability.
Meals in Economy Class

Upgrade and pay at the Check-in Counter

With a valid and qualified Economy Class ticket, a small fee will be added to allow you to upgrade to business class. This upgrade will only be valid for the specific sector of travel.

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