Kenya Airways voted Africa’s Leading Airline in 2017 World Travel Awards

Kenya Airways yesterday was named Africa’s Leading Airline, 2017, at the World Travel Awards gala ceremony held in Kigali, Rwanda.


Kenya Airways Commercial Director Vincent Coste, World Travel Awards Founder and President, Graham E Cooke and Kenya Airways Head of Marketing, Jacquie Muhati during the World Travel Awards – Africa in Kigali Rwanda

This is the second consecutive year the airline has won the coveted title beating other nominees including Rwanda Air, Egypt Air, Royal Air Maroc, and South African Airways.

Kenya Airways also bagged the title Africa’s leading airline – Business Class for the fifth consecutive year.

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Sebastian Mikosz attributed the achievement to the dedicated and talented staff at the airline that work hard to provide the best travel experience possible for its guests

“Winning these awards would not have been possible without the passion and dedication of the Kenya Airways team and the strong support from our guests. Our guests are at the heart of everything we do at the airline and these two awards confirm our undeterred commitment to them.”

“We continue to be focused on service improvements by listening to our customers and responding to their needs, with a firm commitment to providing improved connectivity, and quality service through our hub in Nairobi,” he said.

The award ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.

The World Travel Awards are acknowledged across the globe as the hallmark of industry excellence. The Awards serves to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry within each key geographical region.


Kenya Airways CEO Appointed to ISATA board of governors

Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO, Sebastian Mikosz, has been appointed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors on an ad interim basis.

Mikosz interim appointment will stay on until the close of the IATA Annual General Meeting to be held in Sydney, Australia from 3rd -5th June, 2018.
Commenting on his appointment, Mikosz said “I am honored to be appointed to the Board of IATA. This for me represents an opportunity to bring knowledge, experiences and passion for my profession to serve current, prospective and future communities, while also focusing on diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry”.
Sebastian Mikosz has over 20 years of professional experience in executive management both in the private and public sector. He has also held various non-executive roles as Supervisory Board member. He has been CEO of, the leading Central European Online Travel Agent, President and Chief Executive Officer of LOT Polish Airlines, one of the oldest airlines in the world – a position he held twice including an in depth turnaround of the company leading to it first positive results in many years. 

Sebastian is 44 and is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies (IEP Paris) in France with a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance. He is bilingual in French and fluent speaker of English and Russian in addition to his native Polish.

KQ Moves Terminals in Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

Kenya Airways will move its operations in Paris’ Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport to Terminal 2E from Terminal 2C in an effort to give better services to its customers traveling to and from the French capital.

KQThe move starting from 29th October 2017 will see passengers’ access state of the art passenger lounges, seamless connections throughout Europe and Americas and great shopping outlets. Terminal 2E is also home to Kenya Airways’ Skyteam partner Air France.

This means any passengers transiting across Europe and connecting Trans-Atlantic flights from USA, Canada and South America using our partner airlines will not need to change terminals, enhancing connectivity.

“This is part of our continuous improvement of customer service.  Passengers traveling through Paris will enjoy a more convenient and spacious environment, with easier connections to and from other major European and Trans-Atlantic cities, as well as the many services available to our Skyteam partners,” said Vincent Coste, Kenya Airways Commercial Director.