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Kenya Airways supports travel and tourism to grow African economy By Adewale Adenrele

Kenya Airways supports travel and tourism to grow African economy

Kenya Airways plays a crucial role in helping to facilitate tourism potentials and practitioners; it has been in the forefront of aviation leadership programs over years for the student in aviation and tourism sector supporting them with flight tickets and scholarship and the student are enjoying the dividend of their commitment to tourism as every edition of programmes add value and inspiration to their passion

Kenya Airways was founded in 1977 and headquartered at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya Airways was the first African airline to become successfully privatised in 1996.

The airline currently operates as a public private partnership, with the Kenyan Government holding 29.8% of the shares, and KLM holding 26.7% ownership.

The remaining share allocation is owned privately, with company shares being traded on the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Interestingly, the airline operates a fleet of 45 aircraft flying to 62 international destinations, including regular direct flights between Lagos in Nigeria and Nairobi in Kenya.

African Development Magazine in this reports bring to light the active participation of Kenya Airways in tourism leadership program and promotion of aviation education in the continent for tourism development in Africa.

The Annual Youth Tourism & Hospitality Leaders Forum was organised by Mr Omololu  Olumuyiwa, the managing editor of Travel scope Magazine recently in Ibadan.

“The primary object of the annual free event is to educate, motivate and promote the travel, tourism and hospitality sector with its social, cultural and economy values among the aspiring youths and stakeholders”,

The Sales Manager, Kenya Airways, Mr Abiola Bakare; face of fashion culture, Queen Eniola Chrisabel; convener, Youth Tourism and Hospitality Leaders Forum, Mr Omololu Olumuyiwa and Miss Tourism Ogun State, Queen Gift Nwakwo at the youth tourism event in Ibadan, recently.

“This year’s edition of the annual Youth tourism forum as expected   brought participants from all walks of life to a day of tourism education with aviation college scholarships for some lucky participants as usual”.

The Sales Manager, Kenya Airways-Nigeria, Abiola Bakare  also advised the youth to be more focused in their tourism chosen carrier while he also presented flight ticket to some participant , he also highlighted  various services of Kenya airways that will be of great value to the participants, travel agents and stakeholders in the travel industry.

The Managing Editor, Travel scope Magazine and Convener, Youth Tourism & Hospitality Leaders Forum (YTHLF), Omololu Olumuyiwa the winners of Mr & Miss HATMAN 2017 as the Sales Manager, Kenya Airways, Mr. Abiola Bakare looks on shortly before the presentation of two free Kenya Airways tickets to Nairobi during the Hospitality And Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN) Gala/Awards Nite held at Royal Hall, Kapital Klub & Apartments, Asokoro, Abuja .

In another development , African Development Magazine got some feedback from frequent flyer on Kenya Airways as :

I have travelled with Kenya Airways for years , the service was excellent, take off time was professional as well as the landing . I would recommend it to everyone who doesn’t want extra pampering at premium, they must however improve in-flight entertainment’’  Mrs Tana Sotomi (USA)

Mr J frank says : I was on  Kenya Airways Newark to Nairobi (EWR – NBO). I found staff to be very friendly and efficient.

Mr Okanlomo says I had an excellent late return flight Nairobi to Lagos , good service on board , new aircraft , top class very professional friendly staff , will definitely use them again and again .

I flew a trip with Kenya Airways ,cabin crew was very good and polite , a reflection of the slogan as Pride of Africa, from Lagos to USA, you can notice the differences in the way customer treated.  Let’s promote them by flying with Africa’s pride KENYA AIRWAYS – Dr Mrs A.M.Vaugh

Kenya Airways- the pride of Africa.

Photo-credit: ADM Media, Travelscope Media