News
Trulli
Kenya Airways' 787 Dreamliner arrives at JFK. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Kenya Airways Needs $500 Million State Aid Package to Remain Airborne

Kenya Airways PLC is seeking $500 million from the Kenyan government to navigate the COVID-19 crisis after its first-half revenue plunged by 50%, per Group's CEO Allan Kilavuka as reported by Bloomberg. The airline is on the verge of nationalization, a process that is believed will put it on a level playing field with its closest, and regional, rival Ethiopian. “If we don’t restructure the airline, and take the airline as is into this organization, then we are doing a…

Kenya Airways to Sack Senior Pilots As Coronavirus Impacts Continue…

Kenya Airways, Kenya's flag carrier, is moving to slash half of its pilot workforce. The move is in line with cost saving measures deemed necessary due to the toll the COVID-19 crisis that has taken, Business Daily reports. Kenya Airways is looking to cut up to 207 of its 414…

Kenya Airways, RwandAir Return to the Skies

After 129 days of government restrictions on international flights, Kenya Airways will recommence international routes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has spanned the globe and caused a worldwide travel dropoff, African Aerospace reports. “Since resuming domestic flights on July 15, 2020, we have been monitoring the adherence…

African Express Airways Embraer 120 Crashes in Somalia

A Kenyan-registered aircraft belonging to African Express Airways with registration 5Y-AXO crashed as it was approaching the Bardale Airstrip in Somalia on at around 4 p.m. on Monday. The aircraft was reportedly carrying six passengers aboard including two Kenyan pilots, a trainee pilot, a flight engineer and two other airline…

Kenya Airways Offered Green Light to Begin Flights to Tel…

Kenya Airways has been granted the green light to introduce three weekly flights connecting Kenya's capital, Nairobi, with Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. The new route will be subject to permission by the Sudanese government to fly over its airspace. Kenya Airways was previously scheduled to begin the…

Man Falls from Kenya Airways Aircraft Prior to Landing

A man has fallen from an inbound Kenya Airways flight to London Heathrow Airport in a suspected stowaway incident. The body of the deceased was found in the garden of a house in Clapham, South London, on Sunday, June 30. Although authorities are not treating the death as suspicious, a…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: African Safari Airways

In the mid-1960s, Swiss entrepreneur Karl Jakob Rüdin was interested in branching out and creating a vacation getaway in Kenya that would create a complete getaway with the company taking care of everything for passengers along the way. The tour operator, called African Safari Club, would be founded in 1967…

Photo Tour: Onboard a Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Kenya Airways' recently launched a historic nonstop flight from Nairobi to New York, connecting Kenya and the East African region to New York with a nonstop flight for the first time. The aircraft used by KQ, as Kenya Airways is commonly referred to, for the ultra-long-haul flight was the Boeing 787-8…

Kenya Airways Launches Historic Nairobi to New York Flight

Kenya Airways inaugurated its new longest flight on Monday from Nairobi to New York, becoming the first and only airline to connect East Africa and New York with a nonstop flight. The near-6,400 nautical mile long flight from Kenya’s capital city to New York touched down at sunrise on Monday,…

Kenya Airways Celebrates First Steps of Nairobi to New York…

On Thursday, Kenya Airways began selling tickets for its new flight from its main hub in Nairobi to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. The route, which is set to commence on Oct. 28, would be the airline's first to the U.S. With the commencement of this route, Kenya Airways…