Kenya Airways

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Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
KQ[1] KQA[1] KENYA
Founded22 January 1977; 45 years ago (1977-01-22)
Commenced operations4 February 1977; 45 years ago (1977-02-04)
HubsJomo Kenyatta International Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlying Blue
AllianceSkyTeam
Subsidiaries
  • African Cargo Handling Limited (100%)
  • Jambojet (100%)
  • Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%)
Fleet size38
Destinations53
HeadquartersEmbakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Key people
RevenueDecrease KSh52,800 million (FY 2020)
ProfitDecrease −KSh36,200 million (FY 2020)
Total assetsDecrease 158,415 million (FY 2016)
Employees3,986
Websitekenya-airways.com

Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya. It began in 1977 after East African Airways stopped flying.[3] Its main hub is at JKIA. In 1995, KLM and Kenya Airways signed a codeshare agreement. KLM purchased 26% of Kenya airline's shares.[4] Kenya Airways joined the SkyTeam alliance in 2010 as a full member.[5] As of 2015, the airline has 43 airplanes. They fly to Africa, Europe and Asia.[6][7]

Fleet[change | change source]

Current fleet[change | change source]

A Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8, pictured in 2016
A former Kenya Airways Embraer 170 in 2007.
A leased DC-8-70 in 1990
The airline's old livery on a Boeing 737

As of December 2019, the Kenya Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8]

Kenya Airways fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-700 4 16 100 116
Boeing 737-800 8 16 129 145
Boeing 787-8 9[9] 30 204 234
Embraer 190AR 15[10] 12 84 96
Kenya Airways cargo fleet
Boeing 737-300SF 2 Cargo
Total 38

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile on Kenya Airways". Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. Mohammed, Omar (16 December 2019). "Kenya Airways names new acting CEO from Jan. 1". Reuters. Archived from the original on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. "Kenya Airways (KQ)". angelfire.com. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. "Kenya Airways/KLM Alliance". galbithink.org. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. "First African Airline To Join Alliance Kenya Airways joins Sky Team as full member - eTurboNews.com". eturbonews.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  6. "Kenya Airways to focus on Asia, with new Beijing and Shanghai routes, as 787s and more 777s arrive". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  7. "Kenya Airways". SkyTeam. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Hub airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  8. "Kenya Airways fleet". Kenya Airways. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  9. "Kenya Airways Set To Convert Boeing 787 Into Temporary Freighter". simpleflying.com. 2 February 2021. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  10. Hofmann, Kurt (8 June 2018). "Kenya Airways considers Bombardier CSeries, Embraer E2 order". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 10 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  11. "Kenya Airways acquires a new Embraer to growing fleet KQ proud owner of the 900th E-Jet Manufactured by Embraer". webcitation.org. Kenya Airways. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2015.