Kenya Airways was established by the Kenyan Government on 22 January 1977, following the break-up of the East African Community and the consequent demise of East African Airways (EAA). It started operations the same year. Aer Lingus provided the company with technical and management support in the early years. The following year, the company formed a charter subsidiary named Kenya Flamingo Airlines, which leased aircraft from the parent airline in order to operate international passenger and cargo services. The privatisationprocess of the company began in 1995, with KLM eventually awarded the right to buy 26% of the shares, becoming the largest shareholder since then. The Government of Kenya kept a 23% stake in the company, and offered the remaining 51% to the public; however, non-Kenyan shareholders could at most had a participation of 49% into the airline. Shares were floated to the public in March 1996, and the airline started trading on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
About the airline
Kenya Airways Ltd., more commonly known as Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier and largest airline of Kenya. The carrier"s head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways is currently a public-private partnership. The cargo handling company African Cargo Handling Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kenya Airways; partly owned companies are Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited, dedicated to the cargo handling of perishable goods and 51% owned, and Tanzanian carrier Precision Air (49%-owned).
Kenya Airways is widely considered as one of the leading Sub-Saharan operators. The carrier became a full member of SkyTeam in June 2010, and is also a member of the African Airlines Association since 1977.
The carrier serves 56 cities in Asia, Africa and Europe: Ghana, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Madagascar, Greece, Mali, Thailand, UK, Denmark, Senegal, Benin, UAE, France, to name a few.
The airline’s current fleet consists of these following aircrafts: 6 Boeing 737-300, 4 Boeing 737-700, 5 Boeing 737-800, 5 Boeing 767-300ER, 4 Boeing 777-200ER, 5 Embraer 170 and 4 Embraer 190.
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The cheapest flights offered by Kenya Airways is for the route Flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, and the longest flight is on route Flights from Guangzhou to Bangkok which takes 3h 0m.
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