Kenya Airways | Flying Blue | SkyTeam

Kenya Airways, the leading African airline flying to more African destinations than any other carrier, takes pride in being at the forefront of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

In 1995, Kenya Airways entered into an alliance with Dutch carrier KLM with the European carrier owning 26.73% of Kenya Airways. The Kenyan airline’s ever-growing fleet comprises a mix of Boeing and Embraer jets. It plans to grow its fleet in line with its 10-Year Growth Strategy, increasing this to about 120 aircraft by 2021, and to expand its network to over 115 destinations during the same period.

In 2005, Kenya Airways became the first airline in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the IOSA certification (IATA Operational Safety Audit), a rigorous safety standard. In 2010, the airline was again the first in Africa to achieve the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO). The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat – Premier World – on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Kenya Airways has consistently been voted amongst the best Airlines in Africa.

Facts & Figures






Daily Departures

3.7 million

Annual Passengers



KES 104 billion

Operating Revenue



Flying Blue

Frequent Flyer Program



Kenya Airways is a partner in the frequent flyer program, Flying Blue which rewards loyal customers travelling with Kenya Airways flights. Flying Blue makes it easy to earn miles wherever you go. As a Flying Blue member, customers enjoy the benefits of our global network. The miles that you earn are credited to your online account, and you can spend them on award tickets to a destination of your choice, as well as a host of other great offers. You can also buy miles as a gift for a friend, or to top up your account.

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