Aviation: Kenya Airways wins M.I.C.E. African Airlines Award for Meetings


KENYA AIRWAYS has won the M.I.C.E. African Airlines Award for the Category of the African airline most supportive of Meetings in West Africa.

This award was presented to Mr. Hafeez Balogun, the Nigerian Country Manager for Kenya Airlines in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria at the Abuja Jabamah on the under the distinguished presence of Otunba Segun Runsewe, DG, Nigeria Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC); Alhaji Idi Hong, former Minister of Tourism Nigeria; Charity Githinji, Managing Director of Tandaza Africa, Tanzania among several other distinguished Very Important Guests.

MICE AWARDS WEST AFRICA is the first MICE Awards ever in West Africa to be given to the Champions of the concept in the Region. MICE is the lowest hanging Tourism fruit for Nigeria and West Africa.

Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier of Kenya. The company was founded in 1977, after the dissolution of East African Airways. The carrier’s head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

At January 2013 Kenya Airways was considered one of the leading Sub-Saharan operators. It was ranked fourth among the top ten African airlines by seat capacity, behind South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir. The airline became a full member of SkyTeam in June 2010, and is also a member of the African Airlines Association since 1977.

Kenya Airways recent restructuring in which the Kenyan Government supported the financial restructuring of the airline and the planned addition of a second runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with rehabilitating existing terminals with a goal of making JKIA a regional hub that would see 12 million annual passengers, including travellers on direct flights from the USA that the government was in the final steps of securing, the airline seems on a sure path on resurgence to true meaning of its slogan, The Pride of Africa’.

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