KQ increases baggage allowance


Kenya Airways has revised its baggage policy and has increased its free baggage allowance in all classes.

These changes will give KQ passengers up to 64 kilograms of free check-in baggage in Premier World and 46 kilograms in Economy.

Additionally, passengers will also be allowed to take more hand luggage on board. The current allowance of 10 kilograms has been increased to 12 kilograms in all classes.

Kenya Airways’ Commercial Director Gerard Clarke said the new baggage policy is meant to address the changing needs of passengers.

“Today’s passengers are tech-savvy and in most cases require more cabin baggage allowance to cater for their smart gadgets,” he said.

These changes come as Kenya Airways steps up its fleet renewal programme in which it has acquired modern aircraft with state-of-the-art features, such as the B787 Dreamliner and 777-300ER aircraft.

The newly-opened Terminal 1A at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, exclusively for KQ and partners, offers more capacity and allows the airline to handle more baggage.

The airline recently activated a mobile check-in service that allows customers to check in for their flights using any internet-enabled mobile device.