Nairobi April 10, 2016….Kenya Airways was last night named Africa’s Leading Airline 2016 at the World Travel Awards gala ceremony held in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Kenya Airways beat other nominees including Egypt Air, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways and Tunisair to win the coveted trophy voted by customers. The airline also bagged Africa’s leading airline in the Business class for the fourth consecutive year.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Mbuvi Ngunze said, “We are honoured and delighted to accept these very prestigious awards. These awards reaffirm the trust reposed by our guests who are at the heart of everything we do at Kenya Airways and confirms our undeterred commitment to customer satisfaction,”
“We will continue to listen to our customers and respond to their needs, with a firm commitment to providing improved connectivity, and quality service”. Mbuvi added.
The awards comes barely a week after Kenya Airways Simba Lounge and Pride Lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport were rated the second best after Taipei, in Taiwan by SkyTeam passengers in a recent survey.
Kenya Airways recently announced several flight scheduling changes to boost operations and facilitate better connectivity within Africa and Europe including Amsterdam. The changes are also aimed at enhancing fleet utilization to achieve lower cost of the fleet.
Acknowledged across the globe as the hallmark of industry excellence, World Travel Awards serves to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry within each key geographical region.
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 53 destinations worldwide, 43 of which are in Africa and carries over four million passengers annually. With a fleet of 36 aircraft that are some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircraft. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Most recently it has scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com