KENYA AIRWAYS DEFIES THE ODDS TO GET NOD OF APPROVAL FROM SKYTRAX
(Posted 30th August 2016)
Skytrax, the world’s leading aviation services rating organization, has in their latest release of global rankings put Kenya Airways into fifth position for Africa and number 85, up one place from last year, on a global scale.
This affirms regular contention by this correspondent that the Pride of Africa indeed offers superior ground and inflight services compared to many competitors, including some ranked higher by Skytrax but failing in a direct one on one comparison from experiences of travel on various airlines in Africa.
This follows the World Travel Awards of 2016, held in Zanzibar earlier in the year, where Kenya Airways for the forth time running became Africa’s leading business class airline plus Africa’s leading airline overall.
The lounges of Kenya Airways in their new home, Terminal 1A at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, too have gained global recognition with in particular SkyTeam partner airline passengers giving these facilities the thumbs up.
Royal Air Maroc, now also flying to Nairobi, came in 9th in Africa while Air Austral of Reunion Island, though carrying a French registry, came in 10th among African airlines.
In the African skies over the Indian Ocean has Air Seychelles again topped the Skytrax ratings ahead of rival Air Mauritius, a sign of how much progress the airline has made over the past few years since entering a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, which notably came in sixth overall on a global scale.
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