Kenya Airways is the national airline of Kenya, founded in 1977. The airline formed after the break-up of East African Airways and was government owned until 1996. Kenya Airways flights depart from their main hub at Jomo Kenyatta International airport, southeast of the capital, Nairobi. Kenya Airways flights operate with a fleet of 30 aircraft covering destinations across Africa, East Asia, Europe and the Indian subcontinent.
Kenya Airways flights from the UK depart from London Heathrow airport and Manchester Airport to the main hub near Nairobi in Kenya. Passengers booking cheap flights from Kenya Airways flying to Nairobi can expect to travel on one of several types of Boeing aircraft used by the airline. These include the Boeing 777-200 and the Boeing 767-300. Kenya Airways has won the “African Airline of the Year” award five times in the last ten years.
Passengers are expected to check in for Kenya Airways flights at least two and half hours prior to boarding, for all classes of travel.
Baggage allowance on Kenya Airways flights varies according to the route, but as a guide, hold baggage allowance from London to Nairobi is two x 23kg in Economy and three x 23kg in Premier World Class. Cabin baggage allowance is one bag of 10kg or less and no greater than 112cm in total dimension.
The seat pitch on Kenya Airways flights is 32 inches in Economy Class and 76 inches in Business Class.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Passengers on Kenya Airways flights can earn reward miles through the Flying Blue programme. Miles can be spent on cheap flights from Kenya Airways and partner airlines, upgrades, hotels and car rental.
In July 2010 the Kenya Airways information centre revealed that the airline is now a full time, permanent member of the SkyTeam global alliance, joining the likes of KLM, Air France, Alitalia and Delta Airlines. SkyTeam connects a network of almost 900 destinations worldwide.