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 Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways Ltd., more commonly known as Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier of Kenya. The company was founded in 1977, after the dissolution of East African Airways. The carrier's head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


The airline was wholly owned by the Government of Kenya until April 1995, and it was privatised in 1996, becoming the first African flag carrier to successfully do so. Kenya Airways is currently a public-private partnership. The largest shareholder is the Government of Kenya (29.8.%), followed by KLM, which has a 26.73% stake in the company. The rest of the shares are held by private owners; shares are traded on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, and the Uganda Securities Exchange.


Kenya Airways is widely considered as one of the leading Sub-Saharan operators; as of January 2013, the carrier was ranked fourth among the top ten ones that operate in Africa by seat capacity, behind South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir. The airline became a full member of SkyTeam in June 2010, and is also a member of the African Airlines Association since 1977. As of March 2015, the company had 3,986 employees.

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In this regard, a carrier such as Rwanda Air is now allowed to operate from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on the same footing as Kenya Airways — meaning that Rwanda Air unlimited market access to Kenya's aviation facilities, and market such that the Rwandan carrier has the right to ...

Gifts galore with Kenya Airways and Aviate! Apr 9th 2018, 14:06. kq-travelweekly-image. We're rewarding you for booking with Africa's leading airline, Kenya Airways. Here's what is up for grabs: Roberts Radio docking station. Amazon Kindle. 2 boxes of wine. To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes above, ...
PARIS–Air France joined the joint venture between its sister airline KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Kenya Airways, consolidating the Air France-KLM Group's capacity in East Africa. Air France, KLM and Kenya Airways' customers will be able to reserve flights operated on a codeshare basis by one of the ...
Michael Joseph, the current Executive Chairman of Kenya Airways also urged the business leaders to embrace and invest in technologies that can add value to their businesses, citing Safaricom's platform dubbed M-Pesa, that turned spurred a global revolution in mobile commerce.
A website purporting to be from Kenya Airways has been banned by the advertising watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority stepped in after receiving complaint about www.kenyaairway.co.uk in November. Despite using the airline's tagline as being the “pride of Africa,” small print at the bottom of the ...
National carrier, Kenya Airways and WheelTug plc, the aircraft e-taxi innovator, have executed a slot agreement for the airline's fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft. Under this agreement, the WheelTug® system will enable Kenya Airways airplanes to taxi forward and backward, using small electric motors in their ...


 

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