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Kenya Airways Baggage Policy

IATA : KQ

ICAO : KQA

CallSign : KENYA

Founded : 1977

Key people : Michael Joseph (chairman), Allan Kilavuka (managing director and CEO)

Country : Kenya

Office Address : Airport North Road, PO Box 19002 – 00501

City : Nairobi

State :

Zip Code : 00501

Phone number : 00 254 20 3274747

Official Website :

Baggage allowance 

Carry-on baggage 

Kenya Airways permits passengers to carry baggage in the cabin with them. Moreover, business class passengers can carry 2 pieces of hand baggage with them. This can weigh a maximum 18kgs with 55 x 25 x 35cm dimensions. Furthermore, economy class passengers can carry 1 piece of hand baggage with them. This can weigh the maximum 12kgs with 55 x 25 x 35cm dimensions. In addition to this, all passengers can also carry a personal item. This item may be a handbag, backpack, briefcase, camera, laptop or also 1 duty free shopping bag. Lastly, infants older than 2 years baggage allowance is 1 hand luggage of maximum 12kg. 

 

Checked baggage 

The airline permits passengers to carry checked-in baggage. However, this differs according to cabin class and roure. Moreover, look at the table below for details:

ROUTING (<-> FROM/TO) BUSINESS CLASS ECONOMY
Africa <-> America/Europe 2 pieces of baggage –  32kg/70lbs max each 2PC 23kg/50lbs max each
Africa <->Middle East /Asia

 

(incl Bangkok-Guangzhou)

2 pieces of baggage – 32kg/70lbs max each 2PC 23kg/50lbs max each
Africa <->Africa 2 pieces of baggage – 32kg/70lbs max each 2 PC 23kg/50lbs max each
Domestic 1 piece of baggage 32kg/70lbs max each 1 PC 23kg/50lbs max each
FREQUENT FLYER MEMBERS
Sky Team Elite Plus & Elite

 

(All routes)

+01 PC EXTRA 32kg/70lbs max each +01 PC EXTRA 23kg/50lbs max each

 

Excess baggage 

If the baggage of passengers exceeds the allowance then passengers can prepay for excess baggage or they can also buy the excess baggage at the airport. Refer below to the tables for excess baggage fee applicable-

ROUTING

EXTRA PIECE AT 23KGS

Africa-America/Europe 200
Africa-Middle East/Asia (except India) 225
Africa to 5th Freedom sectors 50
Intra Africa 100
Intra Domestic 25/50

 

(1st piece $25 2nd piece and above $50)

 

Heavy Baggage charges:

ROUTING

NAIROBI HUB

ALL POINTS

Europe

75

100

America

75

100

Asia (Except India)

50

75

Middle East

50

75

Africa

50

60

Domestic

25

25

Lastly, if passengers purchase excess baggage and their baggage is heavy then an excess bag + heavy bag fee is applicable.

 

Prohibited items

Passengers cannot carry the following items in the cabin or hold of the aircraft:

 

Passengers cannot carry the following items in the cabin:

 

NOTE* – depending on local conditions, the items may not be returned to you.

Kenya Airways Baggage Fees & Allowance FAQ's

1. How do I measure my baggage dimension?

You can measure your baggage dimension by adding up length, width and height (length + width + height)

 

2. Where can I find more information on baggage?

Click here to get more information. 

 

3. Can I carry special baggage?

Yes, you can. Moreover, for details please visit here.

 

4. Can I travel with my pets?

Yes, you can. For more information click here.

 

5. What if I have lost or damaged baggage?

Please click here for details. 

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