Kenya Airways cabin crew. Kenya Aviation Workers Union says its officials and airline management held a meeting on October 16 to discuss a counter proposal by the carrier that offered no salary increment.

Kenya Airways has been named Africa’s Leading Airline, 2017, at the World Travel Awards gala ceremony held in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday.

This is the second consecutive year the airline has won the coveted title beating other nominees including Rwanda Air, Egypt Air, Royal Air Maroc, and South African Airways.

Kenya Airways also bagged the title Africa’s leading airline – Business Class for the fifth consecutive year.

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Sebastian Mikosz attributed the achievement to the dedicated and talented staff at the airline that work hard to provide the best travel experience possible for its guests.

“Winning these awards would not have been possible without the passion and dedication of the Kenya Airways team and the strong support from our guests. Our guests are at the heart of everything we do at the airline and these two awards confirm our undeterred commitment to them.”

“We continue to be focused on service improvements by listening to our customers and responding to their needs, with a firm commitment to providing improved connectivity, and quality service through our hub in Nairobi,” he said.

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The award ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.

Other winners from Kenya were Diani Beach ( Africa’s Leading Beach Destination 2017), Port of Mombasa ( Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2017), Destination Kenya ( Africa’s Leading Destination Management Company 2017), Leopard Beach Resort and Spa (Africa’s Leading Family Resort 2017), Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club ( Africa’s Leading Hotel 2017), Sirikoi ( Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2017).

Also to emerge winners were Maasai Mara National Reserve (Africa’s Leading National Park 2017), Fitch Hattons (Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2017) and Kenya Tourist Board (Africa’s Leading Tourist Board 2017).

The World Travel Awards are acknowledged across the globe as the hallmark of industry excellence. The Awards serves to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry within each key geographical region.

Click here to see full list of Africa Winners 2017.



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