Kenya Airways opens new lounge at the JKIA

Nairobi, July 1, 2011…With a view to enhancing the range of value added services for its customers, national carrier Kenya Airways has announced the opening of a new lounge for its SkyTeam frequent members.

The newly improved lounge at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, will offer SkyTeam frequent flier passengers world class services, making them comfortable ahead of their travel and during their transit.

 Confirming the development, Kenya Airways Group Manager and CEO, Dr. Titus Naikuni said the opening of the lounge marks yet another milestone for Kenya Airways which attained the full SkyTeam global airline alliance membership last year.

“The opening of this new and outstanding facility continues to set us apart from other continental airlines and continues to entrench our position as an international airline. It also elevates the profile of our hub, the JKIA, in line with our new SkyTeam status”, said Dr. Naikuni.

The lounge has the capacity to accommodate up to 90 passengers, who will enjoy complimentary food and drinks, hot shower, high speed Wi-Fi internet connection, DSTV among other services.

Passengers will enjoy more space, increased sitting capacity and more recreational area at the new lounge that will be open to all Platinum and Gold card elite frequent fliers from all SkyTeam member airlines, departing or flying via Nairobi.

The new facility complements the already popular Simba Lounge which is exclusive to all Kenya Airways premier class passengers, offering a wide range of value added services to passengers before boarding the plane.

 About Kenya Airways

 Kenya Airways (KQ), the Pride of Africa, operates the largest and most modern fleet in Africa and is the state and flag carrier for the republic of Kenya. It currently consists of 32 aircraft and flies to 54 destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Far East. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-bodied 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.

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About SkyTeam

SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem FrequentFlyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers over 415 lounges worldwide. The fourteen members are: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam Airlines and China Eastern. SkyTeam offers its 395 million annual passengers a worldwide system of approximately 13,000 daily flights to 898 destinations in 169 countries. The Alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010.


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