SkyTeam member Kenya Airways currently sells discounted business class tickets to its hub in Nairobi. Departing from Oslo or Stockholm, you can reach Kenya’s capital for as little as €1,337. A change of planes in Amsterdam or Paris is necessary to get the discounted tickets, that include priority services, lounge access and – of course – extra legroom and privacy.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Skyscanner with your selected flight dates. From there, you can proceed to Kenya Airways or check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €20 cheaper.
Air France or KLM will take you from Scandinavia to either Amsterdam or Paris, where you will board a Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 to Nairobi. These planes feature lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 seating pattern up front. You can find a pre-pandemic review of the product here, and a more recent one here.
Search & Book
These tickets are sold without a sales period for departures between January and March 2024. A hefty minimum stay of seven days is necessary to get the lowest fare.
Google Flights will help you find additional flight dates. After retrieving them, we recommend proceeding to a metasearch engine like Skyscanner, where you can compare the airlines’ offer to OTA prices. We recommend purchasing premium tickets directly from the airline.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
Kenya Airways issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class Z, including the code share flights between Northern Europe and Amsterdam or Paris. A trip from Amsterdam via Paris earns the following mileage:
- 14,976 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
- 14,976 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 14,976 Miles on CSA OK Plus
- 14,976 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 12,480 Award Miles + 90 XP on Flying Blue
- 12,480 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
- 12,480 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 12,480 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 12,480 Miles on Air Europa Suma
- 9,984 Award Miles + 210 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 9,984 RDM + 1,996 MQD on Delta SkyMiles