DATA SPOTLIGHT: Kenya Airways

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we look at Kenya Airways, which this month starts to resume and grow its international operations after a long-time shutdown.

The African carrier resumed regular international services on 01-Aug-2020, ending a suspension in place since 28-Mar-2020. The carrier estimated it will handle 8000 passengers in the first week of resumed operations as it adds services to 30 international destinations, including Addis Ababa, Dakar, Dubai, Kigali, London and Lusaka. It tentatively plans to return China and US services from 01-Oct-2020. It previously resumed domestic activities in Jul-2020.

Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO Allan Kilavuka has described 2020 as “a lost year”, with demand expected to remain at less than 50% of capacity for the rest of 2020. However, Mr Kilavuka said the airline is prepared to increase frequencies if demand increases. He has also acknowledged that the airline is “thinking of reviewing our ticket prices upwards to compensate for diminished demand… “Running an airline is a costly affair, especially in this current situation”.

ABOUT
Kenya Airways is the national airline of Kenya. The carrier is based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, and operates an extensive network of regional services within Kenya and Africa as well as flights to Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Kenya Airways became a member of SkyTeam in Jun-2010.

GLOBAL RANKING (as at 03-Aug-2020)

NETWORK MAP (as at 03-Aug-2020)

DESTINATIONS (as at 03-Aug-2020)

ANNUAL PASSENGER TRAFFIC (2010 – 2019)

CAPACITY SNAPSHOT (versus same week last year)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012-2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)

WEEKLY DOMESTIC CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

LARGEST NETWORK POINT (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

BUSIEST DOMESTIC ROUTES BY CAPACITY (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

LARGEST INTERNATIONAL MARKETS BY COUNTRY (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL ROUTES BY CAPACITY (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

AVERAGE FLIGHT LENGTH (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

FLEET SUMMARY (as at 03-Aug-2020)

AVERAGE FLEET AGE (as at 03-Aug-2020)

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