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About Kenya Airways
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).
About Kolkata (CCU)
Kolkata is one of the oldest cities in India which is known for its deep rooted culture and rich historical backdrops. Placed on the banks of Hooghly River, this ancient city was earlier called as 'Calcutta'. Due to its historical past, the city is awarded as ‘Cultural Capital of India’, 'the City of Processions' and 'City of Joy'. Kolkata is the capital city of Indian state of West Bengal and has also served as the capital of the country until 1911. The metropolis is known for two major things, one is 'Communist stronghold' and other is the madness for cricket. Kolkata is famous as the birthplace of many famous personalities like Rabindranath Tagore (the noblest) and Satyajit Ray (the Bharat Ratan). The city also has deep values for Catholics and other communities as Mother Teresa took her last breath here. Moving in and around the city, you will get a glimpse of India's past and present through its architectural buildings.
To add more memorable moments in your life, Kolkata has many beautiful and breathtaking places in the way of Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Eden Gardens (Stadium), Birla Planetarium, Howrah Bridge, Marble Palace, Writer's Building, Nicco Park, Saheed Minar and National Library. Beside its attractions, Kolkata is also famous for its variety of lip smacking foods and warm hospitality. If you are a shopping freak, then, you can find number of markets to buy some traditional things. The fish market near the beautiful Hooghly River is quite famous not just in India but also throughout the world. A visit to the city during Durga Puja will enhance your enjoyment. The months from October to March are considered as the best period to visit the city as during this time, the climate remains pleasant. Being one of the largest cities in India, Kolkata is well connected to different parts of world.
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