Kenya Airways Flights

Kenya Airways is a full-service scheduled airline and the official flag carrier for Kenya. The airline is headquartered in Nairobi and has its primary hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It has a low-cost airline subsidiary called Jambojet which operates domestic flights within Kenya.

Kenya Airways was founded in January 1977 and officially commenced operations the following month. The airline was fully owned by the Government of Kenya until 1995. By 1996, Kenya Airways was the first flag carrier in Africa to be privatised. Currently, the airline is semi-privately owned by the Government of Kenya and KLM with the rest of shares held by private owners and traded on the stock exchange.

Kenya Airways has a fleet size of over 35 aircraft operating flights across 62 destinations mostly within the African region. The airline currently does not operate flights from any airport in Malaysia. However, Malaysia may be served by other airlines where Kenya Airways has codeshare agreements or is a co-member of the global airline alliance group, SkyTeam. Some of the airlines that work with Kenya Airways include Air France, China Airlines, Etihad Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines.

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Why Fly Kenya Airways

Ways to Check-in

Kenya Airways offers passengers several options to check-in for flights. Other than the usual check-in process direct at the airport, the airline offers an online check-in service. The airline recommends that passengers take advantage of their online check-in facility to avoid long queues and possible delays at the airport.

Online check-in is available from 30 hours up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time. For flights to Europe and the United States, it is only available starting from 24 hours up to 2 hours before departure. By checking in online, passengers can choose and reserve seats and print boarding pass at their convenience. After arriving at the airport, just proceed to the dedicated online check-in counter before proceeding to the boarding gate.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Kenya Airways offers complimentary baggage allowance. The maximum weight and size limits will vary depending on the route and assigned aircraft. Generally, for Economy Class passengers on international flights, 1 to 2 pieces of luggage are allowed for check-in not exceeding the maximum weight of 23 kilogrammes per bag. For Premier World Class passengers, two pieces of luggage are allowed for check-in not exceeding 32 kilogrammes each. For domestic flights, all passengers are allowed only one piece of luggage for check-in.

Economy Class can be up to 23 kilogrammes in weight while Premier World passengers have up to 32 kilogrammes. SkyTeam members may enjoy additional baggage allowance.


Kenya Airways offers two types of cabin classes – Economy Class and Business Class or was they call it, Premier World. Economy Class passengers will enjoy the standard seats in the cabin that are 17 to 18.5 inches wide and has a seat pitch of 31 to 32.2 inches.

Business Class or Premier World passengers will have the added comfort of seats that are 17 to 31 inches wide and a seat pitch of 38 to 77 inches. Seats on older aircraft will recline while on newer aircraft, they can convert to fully flat beds.

In-flight Services

Kenya Airways offers complimentary dining onboard. Selection will vary between light snacks to hot meals depending on the flight time of the journey. A selection of cold and hot beverages will also be available to complement the meal. Business Class or Premier World passengers will enjoy quality meal service in-flight. Special meals will also be entertained if it is pre-booked through the airline or travel agent before check-in.

Kenya Airways offers in-flight entertainment on their flights. On older aircraft like the Boeing 737-800, entertainment will be shown on overhead TV and shared by all passengers in the cabin. Embraer E-190 aircraft will have seatback monitors for personal viewing. Meanwhile, for newer aircraft like the Boeing 777-300ER and 787-8, passengers will enjoy on-demand TV.

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