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Kenya Airways


Kenya Airways (KQ), part of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 43 destinations worldwide, of which 36 are in Africa. It carries over three million passengers annually. For Europe, the airline operates up to 10 flights a week from London Heathrow to Nairobi, 7 flights a week from Amsterdam, and 9 flights a week from Paris, all made possible through their codeshare agreements with Air France-KLM.

Flights through Kenya Airways from the UK and Europe to Malawi boast some of the shortest journey times available.

Scheduled Flights to Malawi

From the UK:

  • Daily flights run between London (Heathrow) and Lilongwe, connecting through Nairobi. (+44 (0) 20 8283 1818)

From the EU:

  • France – Daily flights between Paris and Lilongwe via Nairobi. (+33 (0) 1 56 93 47 64  – c/o Air France)
  • The Netherlands – Daily flights between Amsterdam and Lilongwe via Nairobi. (+31 (0) 20 4747747 – c/o KLM)
Kenya Airways provides convenient online check-in and exclusive business class lounges at Heathrow and Nairobi. On board their Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, the award winning Premier World cabin offers 30 flat beds, economy class offers 204 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration with a 32” seat pitch with personal seat back screens featuring  a video on demand entertainment system.

The airline continues to develop its service with its 32 aircraft fleet being one of the most modern in Africa. The on-board Kenya Airways service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10.

Long Haul Flights – what to expect

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Aircraft 9
Economy: 204 seats

  • 82cm seat pitch
  • 47cm seat width
  • 3-3-3 seating configuration
  • Personal seat back 27cm video screen
  • AVOD: audio video on demand
  • 15.2cm reticulated recline
  • Two-course / Two-choice menu
  • Additional drink holder
  • Coat hook and personal storage
  • Height and contour adjustable seats ‘ears’

Premier World: 30 seats

  • Full 190cm pitch sleeper seat
  • 78.7cm seat width
  • Forward facing 2-2-2 configuration
  • 39cm personal independent video screen
  • AVOD: audio video on demand
  • Full 176º recline
  • Three- course / Three-choice menu
  • Lap-top power points
  • Mood lighting in cabin

View this Fact Sheet for further information.

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