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18 August, 2023

The best airlines for business class...

The Business Travel Index from Tipalti has analyzed factors such as service, lounge facilities, seat comfort and inflight entertainment, to reveal the airlines to travel on in business class. 

The top 10 best airlines for those travelling business class: 



Average Lounge Score

Average Seat Score

Average Inflight Score

Overall Score


Oman Air






Cathay Pacific Airways












Qatar Airways












Japan Airlines






Asiana Airlines






Kenya Airways






Qantas Airways






Singapore Airlines





Topping the list of best business-class airlines is Oman Air, with an overall score of 8.39. The airline is based at Muscat International Airport and travels to over 50 destinations, including the likes of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Egypt. 

Oman Air scores 5/5 across the board when it comes to its aircraft’s business-class seats, making it the highest-scoring airline in this category. It also receives 4/5 in areas such as staff service (both inflight and in the lounge), inflight entertainment, and lounge catering.

Following closely behind is Cathay Pacific Airways, which receives an overall score of 8.28. It is the largest airline in Hong Kong, with its head office located at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline provides flights to over 60 destinations, such as Seoul, Dubai, and Johannesburg.

Cathay Pacific Airways scores 4/5 for the comfort of its seats (both sitting and sleeping), as well as for their width and length, meaning those travelling long haul can rest comfortably. The airline also scores highly for its catering options in lounges, which include The Teahouse in the Pier Business lounge and Noodle Bar in the Wing Business lounge, both located at Hong Kong International Airport.

In third place is EVA Air, with an overall score of 7.93. It is one of the two largest airlines in Taiwan and has hubs in both Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport. The airline flies to 30 different countries, including Thailand, Japan, and China.

EVA Air scores no less than 4/5 across all three categories, receiving 4 for both its lounges and inflight services and 4.6 for its seats. The airline scores 5/5 for the sitting comfort, width, and length of its seats, meaning that anyone choosing to travel with EVA Air is guaranteed to have a comfortable and relaxing experience when travelling long distances.

23 October, 2021

British Airways confirms new codeshare deal with Kenya Airways

The UK's British Airways has confirmed a new codeshare deal with Kenya Airways, that should the airline says, open up for more of Africa to its passengers. Indeed, people flying on BA to Nairobi will be able to connect on to 20 more destinations thanks to the codeshare deal.  Those destinations include Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa and Entebbe, as well as offering customers more options to get to popular holiday hotspots, Mauritius and Seychelles.

For Kenya Airways passengers to London, they will now be able to connect onto 26 destinations across the UK and Europe that British Airways operates,  including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Christopher Fordyce, British Airways’ Head of Alliances, said: “After a difficult 20 months with global travel restrictions, it’s fantastic to see travel between the UK and Africa resuming. We are really pleased to be able to offer our customers access to even more destinations across the region thanks to our new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, making that bucket list trip even easier to plan.”

Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways said: “We are delighted to secure this strategic codeshare agreement with British Airways to provide our travellers with a seamless journey to and from Europe and Africa. The agreement will increase choices for thousands of passengers and will allow for smooth connectivity to a significant number of new destinations – particularly throughout Africa and Europe. By harnessing our complementary strengths, this agreement will also provide benefits to aid the recovery of international travel and meet the increasing demand.”

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02 July, 2019

Kenya Airways stowaway falls from jet over Clapham, London

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The body of a stowaway on a Kenya Airways flight on approach to London Heathrow on Sunday, fell to the ground, narrowly missing the homeowner who was sunbathing in the garden.

An investigation is already underwear into both the mans identity and how he managed to climb into the wheel bay of the London bound jet at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has confirmed a team has been assembled to find out how the man got onboard the plane. Especially as the airport is already on a state of heightened security due to largely increased terrorist activity in the region.  There has been some speculation in the local media that the man may have actually been employed at the airport as a baggage handler or ramp agent, however, this has yet to be confirmed. 

A spokesperson for Kenya Airways said: "The 6,840km (4,250-mile) flight takes eight hours and 50 minutes. It is unfortunate that a person has lost his life by stowing aboard one of our aircraft and we express our condolences. Kenya Airways is working closely with the relevant authorities in Nairobi and London as they fully investigate this case."

The man's body was said to be frozen and created a mini crater in the path in the back garden (pictured above) of the house in Offerton Road, Clapham just before 15:40 on Sunday. An anonymous neighbour said a plane spotter, who had been following the flight on a tracking app from Clapham Common, had seen the body fall from the aircraft. According to the neighbour, the plane spotter arrived at the scene almost at the same time as the police and informed them the body had fallen from Kenya Airways jet.

A bag, some food and some water was found in one of the wheel bays of the jet after it landed at London Heathrow Airport on Sunday afternoon.

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Kenya Airways and GE Aviation Sign Digital Flight Operations Agreement

Kenya Airways has selected GE Aviation for the Flight Operations suite of digital products across the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737, 787 and Embraer E190 aeroplanes. Kenya Airway’s fleet adds to the 15,468 unique aircraft assets that are connected to GE Aviation’s digital solutions. Implementation is currently underway with completion this year.

“Kenya Airways was looking for a way to monitor fleet performance, implement and track fuel saving initiatives across their network and empower their pilots to help drive efficiency,” said John Mansfield, chief digital officer for GE Aviation. “The Flight Operations suite provides these insights and is scalable to provide additional functionality.”

15 August, 2018

Delta and Kenya Airways strike codeshare deal

Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways expand connectivity between U.S. and Africa.

The US mega-carrier, Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership deal with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways' hub at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.  

The deal will see Delta's 'DL' code be placed on Kenya Airways' flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Accra to Nairobi, which will enhance connectivity and provide customers with a one-stop seamless travel experience from the United States. In addition, Delta will place its code on Kenya Airways' services to more than 10 key cities across Africa, including: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Lilongwe, Malawi; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg, South Africa and Djibouti City, Djibouti.

04 June, 2018

Kenya Airways wants to run Nairobi Airport.

The financially troubled Kenya Airways looks all set to branch out into different areas of the whole aviation business as it gets ever closer to winning approval to run the country’s main airport in Nairobi!

The airline is looking to become more competitive with its rivals, perhaps by taking a page out of their book, its chairman said on Monday. Michael Joseph said he'd proposed forming a special side to the airline to work with state-run Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to allow them to run Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for a minimum of 30 years.

The plan to run Jomo Kenyatta airport is vital for the national flag carrier’s survival as it has faced limited choices after last year’s financial restructuring, its boss said. “All our competitors are state-owned, state-controlled, state-subsidized and managed for the benefit of the airline. We are the odd one out,” he told media reporters.  

28 May, 2018

The future of airlines in South Africa looks set in mergers

The future of three state-owned airlines of South Africa looks stronger together as merger talks are started according to the minister of public enterprises. 

Pravin Gordhan told local media sources on Sunday that discussions regarding the merger of three government airlines,  SA Express, Mango and South African Airways had already started and would continue this week with other relevant ministers.

Mr Gordhan stated that was starting discussions this week with other departments, including the Treasury, with a view to evaluating the research work already completed by consulting firms as to the future of the airlines, "We must ask which areas we can rationalise, use one another’s resources,” he said.

13 September, 2017

Kenya Airways passenger pushed to the floor by staff

A video widely shared on social media shows ground staff of African airline Kenya Airways verbally abusing and heckling a female passenger at Kotoka International Airport at Accra in Ghana.

The video shows a group of Kenya Airways staff in hi-viz vest surrounding a lady, voices are raised and then a male employee roughly pulls the passengers arm so she falls to the floor.  Watch the video below- 

Fellow passengers say that the flight was already two hours late at this stage with no apology or announcement given by the Kenya Airways staff.

“This woman said to the ground staff that it was 'Nkwasiasem' (nonsense)... that's what ended in her being ejected from the flight in this manner.

The hashtag #kenyaairwaysabuse. has been trending on Twitter as more passengers and flyers condemn the airline and its abuse of the passenger.

Kenya Airways issued a statement via facebook,  read more to see the video and read the Kenya Airways statement.

05 September, 2017

Kenya and Oman codeshare deal

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has agreed to a new codeshare deal with Kenya Airways covering services between its hub at Muscat and the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

The new arrangement will offer seamless connectivity to Kenya Airways customers in accessing Muscat directly from Nairobi. Oman Air inaugurated flights to Nairobi during March this year and is pleased with the way the route is developing. 

Kenya Airways will apply is KQ codeshare numbers on the Oman flights operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays between Nairobi and Muscat.  CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said: "Through this partnership, Oman Air extends its exemplary services to guests of Kenya Airways. Trade between Kenya and Oman has been growing steadily over the years and this latest agreement is a natural progression, following the launch of our new flight from Muscat to Nairobi in March this year."

07 August, 2017

Rescue plan for Kenya Airways approved.

Kenya Airways has apparently gained approval from its minority shareholders to issue more shares and convert some debt into equity, its reported today, Monday. This is despite some notable opposition from its local investors and lenders. 

The troubled carrier reveled in June that a financial restructuring plan would help it cut back on debts, reduce exorbitant finance costs as well as enabling it to stay flying after many years of losses. The airline descended into the red five years ago following a massive downturn in tourism after a spate of attacks by Islamist militants in the country.  They have failed to turn a profit since then and the losses were further compounded by the vast loans the airline took on to buy a fleet of new Boeing aircraft