NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya Airways has announced its partnership with the Zambian Ministry of Education in promoting the re-launch of the “Education for All” campaign. Under the auspices of Kenya Airlines, nine deserving Zambian pupils will fly via Kenya Airways from Lusaka to attend a week-long education exchange program in Nairobi.
Kenya Airways has long been in the forefront of corporate responsibility with their support of selected projects involving education, environment, water, and health within the countries comprising their service network. Kenya Airways’ CEO Dr. Titus Naikuni, who was in Zambia to officiate at the re-launch of the program, stressed that the airline is dedicated to supporting important projects throughout Africa. “Kenya Airways has identified education as a means of promoting sustainable growth in the continent, for this reason, we are giving back to the community across Africa by investing in education which is key to poverty reduction,” said Dr. Naikuni.
In a speech read on his behalf at the re-launch ceremony by Education Minister Dora Siliya, Zambian President HE Rupiah Banda called for combined efforts in promoting children’s education particularly in relation to alcohol and drug abuse. The “Education for All” campaign was re-launched with an emphasis on preventing child alcohol and drug abuse. Speaking at a post-launch briefing held by Kenya Airways, Ms. Siliya commended Kenya Airways for their support of the campaign. She commented that: “We are grateful to Kenya Airways for the response they gave us when we approached them about the campaign. We believe that the private sector has a key role to play in promoting education for all.”
ABOUT KENYA AIRWAYS:
Kenya Airways (KQ), “The Pride of Africa,” operates the largest and most modern fleet in Africa and is the state and flag carrier for the Republic of Kenya. It currently consists of 29 aircraft and operates scheduled service to 50 destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Far East. The in-flight service is renowned featuring flat-bed Business Class cabin seats on the wide-bodied aircraft (Boeing 777-200ER). Kenya Airways is consistently voted among the top ten airlines in the world and recently scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (AI) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the “Business Airline of the Year.” In order to meet the airline’s primary goal to be the “carrier of choice to Africa,” Kenya Airways has established strategic alliances with SkyTeam partners and interline agreements with United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Air Canada. These relationships ensure seamless and convenient connections from all over North America to Nairobi, Kenya, and points beyond throughout Africa.
KENYA AIRWAYS EQUIPMENT:
The Kenya Airways fleet is composed of four Boeing 777-200ERs, six Boeing 767-300ERs, five Boeing 737-800s, four Boeing 737-700s, five Boeing 737-300s, and five Embraer E17LRs – 29 aircraft in total.
KENYA AIRWAYS ROUTE OVERVIEW:
Kenya Airways is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and operates scheduled service to:
AFRICA: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar-es-Salaam, Djibouti, Douala, Dzaoudzi, Entebbe, Freetown, Gaborone, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Luanda, Mahe, Malabo, Monrovia, Moroni, Ndola, Yaoundé, Zanzibar
FAR EAST, ASIA, MIDDLE EAST: Bangkok, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Muscat
EUROPE: Amsterdam, Paris, London, Rome (from December 2010)
DOMESTIC: Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi (HUB)
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