The carrier joined the market in 1977 and has been offering not only the low-cost domestic flights across the whole Africa but also cargo and passenger flights to Europe, Asia, both Americas and flights to Middle East. The passengers have a variety of over fity destinations to choose from and more than fourty of them fly African routes. The Kenya Airways flights are carried out with a modern fleet. The company offers voyages in economic class as well as in business class.
The main Kenya Airways hub is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport located in Embakasi.
The airline is a part of the Sky Team Alliance. The IATA code of the Kenya Airways is KQ.