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In celebration of Kenya Airways success at the 2022 World Travel Awards this weekend, we take you through a business class experience with the ‘Pride of Africa’ airline. Discover business class in fine detail direct from London Heathrow to Nairobi. In addition, explore the cosmopolitan city with our quick-fire business travel guide.
This October the prestigious 2022 World Travel Awards rewarded Kenya Airways with four prestigious titles, including:
Kenya Airways is the country’s flag carrier and is also a member of the Skyteam global alliance. The company was founded in 1977 as a result of the dissolution of East African Airways. Head offices are located in Embakasi, Nairobi with the hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The airline serves travel to 53 destinations in 41 countries.
Kenya Airways operate up to two flights daily direct from London Heathrow to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The flight is approximately eight hours long on one of the airlines fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
Business class is divided into a forward, larger cabin with three rows in front of a smaller, quieter cabin of two rows behind the galley. A 2-2-2 configuration completes the bright and spacious cabin. Each seat transforms into a lie flat bed with luxuriously plush blankets and pillows to ensure a restful journey. Easily accessible controls convert the seat back into an upright position. Storage space is behind and to the side of the seats as well as underneath the footrest.
Remote controlled screens featuring hundreds of movies and TV shows in addition to maps and airline marketing complete the inflight entertainment. Elegantly presented menus including an array of wines and appetising cuisine are produced by flight attendants who would have welcomed you personally by name.
At Heathrow, make use of the Skypriority service including priority check-in, security, boarding and also baggage delivery. The Skyteam lounge at T4 is now closed, however, Skyteam Elite Plus, First and Business class customers are invited to use selected alternative lounges at Heathrow prior to flying. This includes passengers flying business class with Kenya Airways.
In recent years Kenya has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Both Nairobi with it’s nickname ‘Silicon Savannah’ and Mombasa with it’s thriving port play vital roles in the country’s growth. Kenya’s most important exports are tea, coffee, grains and fruit. Nairobi itself is a vastly growing hub in the finance and tech sectors, dubbed Africa’s answer to ‘Silicon Valley’. Large, multinational corporations such as Google and Visa have all established regional headquarters here. World Bank and the United Nations also have African headquarters in the city.
Flying business class with Kenya Airways, but need more on the ground information? Our business travel experts have put together a quick-fire travel guide to the Kenyan city.
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