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Ebola: Is Kenya Airways doing the right thing?

Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni.

Kenya Airways announced last evening that it will continue regular flights to four west African countries currently in the grip of an Ebola epidemic. Is the airline making the right decision? Kenya Airways is facing public pressure to suspend flights to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Cases of Ebola have been reported in those […]

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Here’s the man that will lead Kenya’s largest airline

Mbuvi Ngunze

Kenya Airways today announced the appointment of Mbuvi Ngunze as its next CEO. Ngunze takes over from current CEO Titus Naikuni on 1st December 2014. Here's a 2012 video of the next Kenya Airways CEO, Mbuvi Ngunze: http://t.co/sMDEfMkJbA— Kenyan Aviation (@KenyanAviation) June 24, 2014 Ngunze is not a long time insider at Kenya Airways – […]

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Kenya Airways introduces live inflight TV on new aircraft

Inflight entertainment displays inside a Kenya Airways wide body.

Kenya Airways is revamping its inflight entertainment experience with the introduction of a television service called KQ TV. KQ TV will allow passengers to watch live news and sports channels during flight. The launch of this new service takes cue from the decision by the airline to re-brand and revamp its cabin product in newly […]

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Kenya Airways begins direct Nairobi – Abuja flights

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Kenya Airways today launched direct flights between Nairobi and Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. The airline will be flying four times a week between JKIA and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. C.S Eng. Michael Kamau addresses passengers before @KenyaAirways maiden direct flight to Abuja(pic via @KenyaAirways) pic.twitter.com/Kpgl5vqJfh— MinistryofTransport (@TransportKE) June 6, 2014 Abuja becomes […]

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Kenya’s first 787 Dreamliner arrives today

Kenya Airways' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 5Y-KZA.

Boeing and Kenya Airways are celebrating the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft departed Paine Field in Everett on Friday 4 April 2014 for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Arrival in Nairobi will be today, Saturday 5 April, between 11am and 12 noon. […]

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Kenya Airways expands cooperation with KLM as profits rise

Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni.

Kenya Airways has expanded its cooperation with KLM within Africa as it announced improved profitability in 2013. Meanwhile, the contract of the airline’s CEO, Titus Naikuni, has been extended by one year. The expanded joint venture with KLM is likely to be a significant boost to the existing benefit-sharing model between the two carriers. The […]

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Kenya Airways receives its first Boeing 777-300ER

Kenya Airways' first Boeing 777-300ER at JKIA soon after its arrival from Boeing. Photo by @Kenya_Airports.

Kenya Airways today received its first Boeing 777-300ER, the largest airplane in its passenger transport fleet. The brand new aircraft was flown directly to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from Boeing’s manufacturing facilities in Washington State, USA. The aircraft, registered 5Y-KZZ, has been leased from the General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). It is expected […]

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JamboJet gets closer to take off as first CEO appointed

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JamboJet, the low-cost carrier long promised by Kenya Airways, is now a step closer to becoming a reality. The Kenya Airways Board has appointed a CEO for JamboJet. Interestingly, JamboJet’s CEO Willem Hondius comes from Dutch carrier KLM, which has significant shareholding in Kenya Airways. Announcing the appointment, Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni, said: “Willem […]

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