Kenya Airways Ltd is commonly known as Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya and was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways. The main hub of this airline is situated at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with head office located in Embakasi, Nairobi. In 1955 it was fully owned by Government of Kenya but in 1996 it came in hand of private sector and currently it is successfully running under a public-private partnership. The largest shareholder of Kenya Airways is Government of Kenya which own 29.8% of its share and KLM which own its 26.73% stake in the company. The rest shares are owned by private owners. The shares are traded in the Nairobi Stock Exchange, the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, and the Uganda Securities Exchange.
This airline is widely considered as one of the leading Sub-Saharan operators and in January 2013 it was ranked 4th among the top ten ones that operate in Africa by seat capacity after South African Airways. It covers more African destinations than any other carrier. 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 again it achieved the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO).
Kenya Airways Top Routes
Kenya Airways offers cheap flight tickets to cities all over the world. The main popular routes are Edinburgh to Paris (EDI - CDG) and London to Nairobi (LHR - NBO). Kenya Airways is recognized as the Pride of Africa as it carries more passengers in a year and provides all luxurious services to passengers. Kenya Airways has code share agreement with other airlines like Aeroflot, Air France, Etihad Airways, Alitalia, Jet Airways, and Korean Air etc. It flies for more than 58 cities covering Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe. The major routes covered by it are to Tanzania, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, Denmark etc.
Three types of cabin classes are available in its aircraft. First class and Business class for its premier travelers who love to travel with more luxurious services. Multi channel entertainment system is offered to passengers through the journey while providing the ultimate diversion at the same time with individual audio and video sets with hearing aids.
The flat bed with luxurious stretches, stuffed pillows and blankets are advantage with traveling this airline. Mouth watering is also offered to passengers.
Luxurious air travel services are offered by it at good and nominal rates. The frequent flyer programs associated with it are Gold Elite and Platinum Elite. The frequent flyers are provided with special offers and discounts. Passengers also know it for its warm, friendly and hospitable approach towards its passengers.
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