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  • Boeing: Kenya Airways’ Dreamliners are the world’s best performing

      Nairobi October 23, 2014…The national carrier Kenya Airways, has broken new operating efficiency ground following the ranking of its recently acquired fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts among other global airlines.     According to a mid term technical

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  • Kenya Airways boosts its aircraft fleet with two deliveries on Mashujaa Day

     

    Nairobi October 20, 2014…Kenya Airways has received two new modern aircrafts with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircrafts to 40.The airline’s first next generation B737-800 touched down at Kenya Airways’ hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 

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  • Flight KQ221 cleared and en route to Nairobi

     

    Nairobi, October 20, 2014 --- Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that its flight KQ221 from New Delhi to Nairobi that had been diverted to Moi International Airport in Mombasa this afternoon has been repaired, cleared and is now en route to Nairobi. It is scheduled to land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 4pm.

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  • Captain Irene Mutungi delivers Kenya Airways’ 4th Dreamliner

     

    Nairobi, August 28, 2014…Africa’s first black female Boeing 787 Dreamliner certified Captain, Ms. Irene Koki Mutungi, jetted into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) this afternoon to deliver Kenya Airways’ fourth Dreamliner.

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  • Kenya Airways moves more flights to Terminal 1A

     

    Nairobi, August 21, 2014...Kenya Airways has migrated 11 additional flights to the new ultramodern Terminal 1A at its Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) hub. 

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  • Kenya Airways begins flying Dreamliner to Far East

     

    Bangkok, August 19, 2014…Kenya Airways has today begun flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts on two existing routes in the Far East.

    The Dreamliner will be operating on the Nairobi-Bangkok-Guangzhou route; and the Nairobi–Bangkok–Hong Kong route. 

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 6 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 16, 2014... As we have indicated before, we are dependent on expert advice for our continued operations from Ministry of Health and WHO. Following the Ministry of Health statement issued today; Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that we will comply with the advice to suspend our commercial flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone temporarily. This operational decision effective; Tuesday 19th August 2014 midnight, is based on the situation risk assessment by Kenya’s Ministry of Health.  

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 5 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 14, 2014...Further to the general media update issued yesterday we have been in consultation with IATA, WHO and the Kenyan Ministry of Health over risks on air travel into and out of the ebola infected areas in West Africa. We have today received the following statement from IATA. 

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 4 on West Africa operations

     

    Kenya Airways wishes to inform its passengers and the general public that it has instituted several additional precautionary following the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, as follows

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 3 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 8, 2014...Ebola virus is causing the worst outbreak ever seen in three West African countries ‐ Liberia, Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea. It’s infected at least 1,711 people and killed more than 932 of them. 

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 2 on West Africa operations

     

    Nairobi, August 8, 2014...Arising from the unfortunate Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, we wish to provide the following detailed update while confirming that, Kenya Airways is still flying to and from several destinations in that region.

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  • Kenya Airways Media update 1 on West Africa operations

     

    We are following up on the matter of Ebola in West Africa. Given KQ is a major airline between Nairobi and West African cities, we would like to know any measures the airline has taken in the wake of this Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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  • Kenya Airways beefs up customer experience with three airside transfer buses

     

    Nairobi, August 5, 2014…Kenya Airways has taken delivery of three airside transfer buses as part of its customer experience enhancement program.

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  • Kenya Airways receives third Dreamliner

     

    Nairobi, August 4, 2014...Kenya Airways has further strengthened its position as a leading African carrier with receipt of a third Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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  • Delta Air Lines Announces Enhanced Partnership with Kenya Airways

     

    Monrovia, July 24, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced that it has reached  agreement on an enhanced partnership with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana. 

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  • Kenya Airways flies Dreamliner to Johannesburg

     

    Nairobi, July 23, 2014…..Kenya Airways has begun flying one of its new B787 Dreamliner aircrafts between Nairobi and Johannesburg, giving passengers on the route a chance to experience its state-of-the-art features. 

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  • Change of Terminals' names at JKIA

     

    Nairobi, June 30, 2014...Kenya Airways wishes to inform its guests of the planned change of names at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), which is also its hub.

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  • Naikuni recognized for contribution to African aviation

     

    Nairobi June 23, 2014: Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director, Titus Naikuni, has been recognized for his contribution to the aviation industry in Africa.

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  • Kenya Airways receives second Dreamliner

     

    Nairobi June 21, 2014 – Kenya Airways has received 5Y-KZB, its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft as it steps up efforts to expand and modernize its fleet.

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  • Kenya Airways Direct flight to Abuja strengthen bilateral trade.

     

    Nairobi, June 20, 2014 : The city of Abuja on June 6, 2014 joined Kenya Airways network of destinations as the 64th Destination as the airline works towards realizing its dream of growing its footprint in all African capitals by the year 2016.

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  • Kenya Airways to commence direct flights to Tel Aviv

     

    Nairobi June 20, 2014:  Kenya Airways has announced its plans to introduce direct flights to Tel Aviv following successful bilateral trade relations talks between the government and Israeli business and government delegation.

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  • Kenya Airways Cargo fetes top freight forwarders

     

    Nairobi June 19, 2014 – National carrier Kenya Airways has today awarded its top freight forwarding agents.

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  • Kenya Airways launches a Live Television Broadcast Service for its Aircraft

     

    NAIROBI, June 16, 2014...National Carrier Kenya Airways has revamped its inflight entertainment experience with the introduction of a new inflight television service dubbed KQ TV.

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  • Kenya Airways begins flying direct to Abuja

     

    Nairobi, June 6, 2014…Kenya Airways has launched direct flights to Abuja in Nigeria from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, paving way for closer ties between the two countries.

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  • Kenya Airways’ Dreamliner commences service on Nairobi – Paris Route

     

    Paris/ Nairobi June 4, 2014…Kenya Airways today begun flying its first ever B787 Dreamliner on the Nairobi – Paris route as the aircraft made its first commercial flight.

     

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  • Kenya Airways re-introduces flights to Zanzibar

     

    Nairobi, June 2, 2014….Kenya Airways is set to re-introduce direct flights to Zanzibar from its Nairobi hub, as it opens up tourist attractions within the region.

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  • Kenya Airways to fly B777-300ER to Amsterdam

     

    Nairobi, June 2, 2014…Kenya Airways has today commenced flights to Amsterdam on its second Boeing 777-300ER.

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  • Kenya Airways flights to Thailand

     

    Nairobi, May 22, 2014...Arising from the developing political situation in Thailand and based on public safety & security interest, Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that we are actively monitoring the situation on the ground.

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  • Kenya Airways amongst world’s most safety-conscious firms

     

    Nairobi, May 16, 2014....Kenya Airways has won the prestigious British Safety Council International Safety Award 2014, which recognizes organisations that excel in Occupational Safety and health management. 

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  • Kenya Airways to fly Dreamliner to Paris

     

    Nairobi, May 7, 2014…Kenya Airways begins flying its recently acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Paris from June 3 this year as it boosts capacity to meet growing demand on the route.

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  • Kenya Airways best cargo airline in Africa

     

    Nairobi, May 2, 2014… Kenya Airways Cargo, the freight division of Kenya Airways, has cemented its position as a leading global player in air cargo industry by winning the best airline in Africa in the Air Cargo News annual ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ presentations. 

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  • Kenya Airways receives second B777-300ER Aircraft

    Nairobi, May 5, 2014…Kenya Airways has received a second B777-300ER aircraft, highlighting the airline’s drive to expand and modernize its fleet.

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  • Kenya Airways and kulula.com announce code share agreement

     

    Nairobi. April 10, 2014...Kenya Airways and South Africa’s only privately owned low fare airline today announced a bilateral code share agreement to seamlessly connect the carriers’ networks via OR Tambo International Airport. 

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  • Kenya Airways signs contract for component support for its new Boeing 787s

     

    Paris, Amstelveen, March 26, 2014...Kenya Airways has selected AFI KLM E&M to provide component support services for a total of nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently on order and scheduled for delivery between March 2014 and end-2015. Billed power by the hour, the contract also includes pool access and a Main Base Kit pre-positioned at the client’s Nairobi base.

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  • Kenya Airways travel advisory-Mombasa Road

     

    Nairobi, March 19, 2014…Following heavy traffic on Mombasa road , Kenya Airways wishes to advice all guests departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to plan to be at the airport at least an hour before normal check-in time.

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  • Kenya Airways suspends flights to Blantyre following airport closure.

     

    Nairobi, March 17, 2014…Kenya Airways wishes to inform its passengers and the general public that it will be suspending direct flights between its Nairobi hub and Blantyre in Malawi from March 17, 2014 to March 29, 2014.

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  • Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings(2)

     

    Nairobi, March 6, 2014...Kenya Airways continues to have the most punctual flights that flew in and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of February 2014, latest statistics from the facility have indicated.

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  • Kenya Airways to cease its operations to/from Nairobi (NBO) Eldoret (EDL)

     

    Nairobi, March 6, 2014...Kenya Airways wishes to inform their guests and general public that it will withdraw from the Nairobi- Eldoret route effective 01st April, 2014.

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  • Kenya Airways Countdown to New Fleet Begins

     

    Nairobi, March 3, 2014…National Carrier Kenya Airways fleet and route expansion plan- Project Mawingu, enters a new phase next month when the airline takes delivery of the first of its six Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes expected this year.

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  • Kenya Airways facilitates the transfer of a rescued lion from Europe.

     

    Nairobi, February 21, 2014…Kenya Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting wildlife conservation by providing the safe transportation of Simba, a rescued lion, from Amsterdam to the Lilongwe Wildlife Center, a sanctuary in Malawi.

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  • Kenya Airways travel advisory-JKIA Access

     

    Nairobi, February 19, 2014…Kenya Airways wishes to advise all guests to use Airport North road and Mombasa road to access Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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  • Sky Team Launches Promotional Round the World Fares

     

    Amsterdam, 29 January 2014... SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched a discounted fares promotion on its Go Round the World product.

     

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  • Kenya Airways travel advisory

     

    Nairobi, January 29, 2014…Following enhanced security measures implemented by the Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya Airways wishes to advice all guests departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to plan to be at the airport at least an hour before normal check-in time. 

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  • Kenya Airways’ rebooking options for passengers to/from Bangkok

     

    Nairobi, January 14, 2014…Kenya Airways wishes to inform passengers traveling to/ from Bangkok, Thailand, who wish to reschedule their travel following protests in the city, of rebooking options available.

     

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  • Bangkok Shutdown:Kenya Airways Operations Update

     

    Nairobi,January 10, 2014...Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that following the planned peaceful demonstrations in Bangkok,Thailand from January 13, 2014, adjustments have been made to ensure smooth operations and continuity of service.

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  • Full Polio Vaccination for travelers entering India from Kenya

     

    Nairobi, January 8, 2013...Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that from February 14, 2014 all travelers from Kenya to India will be required to be fully vaccinated against polio.

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  • Kenya Airways resumes flights to Juba

     

    Nairobi December 31, 2013 --- Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that it will resume flights to Juba on January 2, 2014.

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  • Kenya Airways suspends flights to/from Juba

     

    Nairobi December 23, 2013…Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that all flights to and from Juba in South Sudan have been suspended between December 24, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

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  • South Sudan Juba Airport Reopens

     

    Nairobi, December 18, 2013...Kenya Airways Resumes Flight operations; Travelers Advised to Monitor Airline Web Site for Flight Information 

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  • Kenya Airways to showcase fleet at Kenya Air Show Festival

     

    Nairobi, December 18, 2013...Kenya Airways will be showcasing its modern state-of-the-art fleet during the Kenya Air Show Festival that will be held on 21st and 22nd of December as part of activities to mark the 50thanniversaryof Kenya’s Independence.

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