Kenya Airways has unveiled two new swanky lounges at its dedicated Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as it enhances guests’ experience to world-class standards.
The Simba Lounge and Pride Lounge are for the exclusive use of Premier World passengers flying from or transiting through Kenya Airways’ JKIA hub. The lounges will also be used by Sky Priority passengers from the airline’s SkyTeam partners.
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said that establishment of chic and modern lounges is part of the airline’s long term investment on facilities to deliver a world-class experience to its guests.
“These modern lounges are the best airport lounges and are on par with the world’s best. They will perfectly complement the state-of-the-art aircraft that we are acquiring as part of our fleet renewal programme, thus delivering an unmatched experience to guests from start to finish,” Mr Ngunze added.
Both Simba and Pride Lounges, which sit on the second floor of Terminal 1A, are spacious and their designs are contemporary African themed. Their state-of-the-art facilities will offer utmost luxury and comfort to guests.
Pride Lounge, which is set on 991 square metres, features a circular layout overlooking the airside. It provides premium hospitality complete with a cigar room, piped music (sectional), washrooms and showers, a kiddy zone and a dining/working area.
Simba Lounge spans 360 square metres. Features of the rectangular lounge are: smoking zone, family lounge, business experience centre, piped music (entire facility), washrooms and showers, noise proof quiet zone for sleeping and a dining/working area.
The unveiling of the lounges comes as the airline gets recognition for the quality of its service. This year, Kenya Airways was named Africa’s Leading Airline in the Business Class category of World Travel Awards 2014, for the second year running. It was also named amongst the top 10 most improved airlines globally in the World Airline Awards 2014; besides booking a spot in the top 5 best airlines in Africa as well as in the top ten best airlines in staff service in Africa.
Kenya Airways is also rolling out its fleet renewal programme that is geared towards enhancing guests’ experience. This has seen it acquire six B787 Dreamliner aircrafts, three B777-300ER aircrafts and a next generation B737-800 aircrafts.