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Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways is the national carrier of Kenya, offering an extensive network of connected flights across the African continent. The SkyTeam partnership opens up a world of travel for their passengers.

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Kenya Airways is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, allowing Flying Blue members to enjoy the many SkyTeam benefits worldwide.

Earning possibilities for Flying Blue members:

As a Flying Blue member, you earn Award Miles and Level Miles on Kenya Airways-operated flights that are marketed as KQ, AF, KL or SkyTeam. These flights count as eligible flights toward your Flying Blue membership level.

The number of Award Miles and Level Miles you will earn depends on several factors:

1) The marketing carrier and the operating airline

The accrual scheme of the marketing carrier determines how many Miles you can earn on your flight. It is easy to find out which airline is the marketing carrier for your flight. The two-digit airline code that comes before the flight number (e.g. KQ 0123) shows which airline is the marketing carrier.

If your flight number starts with an airline code from one of the Flying Blue partner airlines (e.g. AZ 0123) the accrual scheme of that specific partner (in this case Alitalia) will apply, even if the flight is operated by another Flying Blue partner airline. Please check the relevant airline partner page for more information about the number of Miles you can earn.

The below accrual percentages of Kenya Airways will apply when you take a Kenya Airways-operated flight that is also marketed as Kenya Airways.

The below accrual percentages of Kenya Airways will also apply when you take a Precision Air-operated flight between Nairobi and Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa or Dar Es Salaam or between Mombasa and Zanzibar that is marketed as Kenya Airways.

2) The distance flown

The distance in miles between the place of origin and destination determines the number of Award Miles and Level Miles you will earn. But when the distance you cover one-way is less than 750 miles on an international flight or 500 miles on a domestic flight*, Flying Blue offers you a minimum number of Miles: in this case, you will earn the minimum 750 or 500 Award Miles and Level Miles respectively. Please note that the below accrual scheme also applies to the minimum amount.

* Domestic: flights between Nairobi and Mombasa, Kisumu, Malindi and Kigali; and flights between Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, Entebbe, Bujumbura, Zanzibar, Eldoret and Kilimanjaro.

3) The booking sub-class

Every cabin class is divided into different booking sub-classes, related to the fare you booked. The booking sub-class is specified as a letter on your ticket and will determine the percentage of Miles you earn based on the distance flown, as described above. Please have a look at the table below to check the accrual percentage for your booking sub-class.

Remember to take into account your membership level when calculating how many Miles you will earn. The accrual percentages in the scheme below do not yet include the Mileage bonus for your membership level.

For example:

KQ flight from Amsterdam to Nairobi (4,148 miles one-way)

As a Flying Blue Gold member in Business Class – booking sub-class D, you earn:
  •  6,222 Level Miles (4,148 x 150%) and
  •  9,333 Award Miles (4,148 x 150% = 6,222 + 75% Mileage bonus)
As a Flying Blue Ivory member in Economy Class – booking sub-class L, you earn:
  •  2,074 Level Miles (4,148 x 50%) and
  •  2,074 Award Miles (4,148 x 50%) - no Mileage bonus applicable
Kenya Airways Accrual scheme (effective as of 01-07-2011):
Cabin Class Sub-Class % Accrual
First Class N/A N/A
Business Class J 175%
  C, D, I 150%
  Z 125%
Economy Class Y, B, M 100%
  U, K, H 75%
  L, Q, T, R, E, N 50%
  G, V 25%
Not eligible for accrual X, O 0%
If the booking sub-class stated on your ticket is not mentioned in the above accrual scheme, it means that your booking sub-class is not part of the agreement for accrual or redemption of Miles. Unfortunately, you cannot earn or spend Miles on this flight.

Please note that the purchase of award tickets or other similar tickets will not earn you any Miles.

Spending possibilities for Flying Blue members:

Flying Blue members can spend Miles on all Kenya Airways marketed (KQ) and operated flights.

For more spending possibilities, please click here.

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