Kenya Airways

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In 1977, Kenya Airways is established in February following the break up of the East African Community and subsequent disbanding of the jointly-owned East African Airways.

In 1986, the Government makes the first move towards privatization by publishing the Sessional Paper No.1 of 1986 on 'Economic Management for Renewed Growth'. The document for the first time, spells out the Government's intention to divest from corporations which could be run better by the private sector.

In 1997, delivery of the first of four new Boeing 737-300 aircraft dedicated to domestic and African regional services.In this year Kenya Airways Msafiri frequent flier programme merges with KLM's Flying Dutchman frequent flier programme.

In 2004, Kenya Airways scoops triple win as Best Domestic Airline 2003, Best Regional Airline 2002 and 2003 and Best In-flight Magazine 2002 and 2003 by Travel News & Lifestyle Magazine. In this year delivery of the first state-of-the-art Boeing 777 as part of the airline's fleet expansion and the 6th Boeing 767 aircraft.

In 2008, COYA (Company of the Year) top awards for strategic planning and emergency preparedness as well as Manager of the Year to HR Director Paul Kasimu. Travel News & Lifestyle Magazine votes Kenya Airways as African Airline of Choice, Best Regional Airline,Flying Blue voted the best Frequent Flier program and Msafiri - Best inflight magazine.


Kenya Airways
Airport North Road, Embakasi
P.O. Box: 19002 – 00501 Nairobi

Contact Form
+254-(0)20- 3274747, +254-(0)20-6422000, +254-(0)20- 642 3535
+254-20-6422560, +254-20-336252

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