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Pan African Airline is a new startup Kenyan airline. Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced on New Year's Eve 2021 that a new Kenyan airline — Pan African Airline — would be set to launch in 2023. The new airline is being established as a joint partnership between two airlines, Kenya Airways (Kenya’s national flag carrier) and South African Airways. The partnership came about because both these airlines are looking to expand their global coverage as well as encourage greater tourism to and within African countries. The airline will likely share two two hubs, between Johannesburg in South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya.

Can I book Pan African Airline flights?

Pan African, the new joint partnership between Kenya Airways and South African Airways has yet to launch and it is not yet possible to book flights with this airline.

However, here at Alternative Airlines, we ticket hundreds of airlines, including Kenya Airways and South African Airways, as well as many more major airlines and smaller carriers in Africa. So no matter what route you’re looking to book, you can be sure to find the flights that you’re after. Simply use the search form at the top of the page, by entering your chosen departure and arrival airports or cities, number of passengers, cabin class and dates of travel.

If you're interested in booking flights to Kenya, take a look at our flights to East Africa page for more informtion.

Baggage Policy

Pan African Airline hasn't announced its baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage. Once the airline has shared information on baggage allowance, this section will be updated.

Equipaje de Mano

As the airline is in an early stage of startup, it has yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers. Both Kenya Airways and South African Airways offer passengers complementary carry-on baggage included in the price of the ticket, so it is likely that the newly established airline will also do the same.

Equipaje Facturado

Unfortunately, further information regarding the ticket fares and checked baggage allowance has yet to be announced.

Cabin Classes

It's still unknown which cabin classes will be available on Pan African Airline flights.

Clase Económica

It is not yet known what cabin class fares will be available. However, it is likely that the majority of seats will be in an Economy Class cabin.

Within Economy, the airline may offer tiered ticket fares, which determine different levels of flexibility — whether the ticket is refundable or whether the dates can be changed, for example.

Economia Premium

It is not yet known whether Pan African Airline will offer a cabin upgrade on Economy. If it chooses to do so, this could be in the form of premium seating and/or a Business Class cabin.


It's still unknown if Pan African Airline will offer online check in.

Online Check-in

It is not yet known whether online check-in is available.

Check-in en el aeropuerto

The airline has yet to publish an announcment regarding recommended check-in times. However, in most instances it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.

Alianza de aerolíneas

South African Airways is part of Star Alliance, the biggest international alliance of airlines. Kenya Airways is a member of SkyTeam, another major airline alliance program. It is not yet known which network Pan African Airline will be part of.

Alternatives to Pan African Airline

It is not yet possible to book flights with Pan African Airlines. However, you can search and book flights with the alternative airlines, all of which operate flights to/from Kenya and South Africa:

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Aeropuerto Principal

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

The airline will likely maintain a primary hub at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), the international airport serving Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. As well as also being the primary hub for parent airline Kenya Airways, the airport is also a hub for JambojetFly540 and African Express Airways.

O el Aeropuerto Internacional de Tambo

O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) will also serve as a hub for the airline. Tambo serves the city of Johannesburg in South Africa, and is the busiest airport in Africa. As well as being the primary hub for South African Airways, the airport also serves as a hub for the following airlines: AirlinkBritish AirwaysCemAirFlySafairLIFT Airline and Mango.


It is not yet known what aircraft the newly established airline will use; nor whether these will be purchased or repurposed from an existing fleet.



Kenya Airways and South African Airways are set to launch a new airline in 2023

A new partnership between Kenya Airways and South African Airways has been confirmed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Operations are expected to begin in 2023. It is believed that a new partnership will offer both carriers the best chance to stay solvent following the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing both companies to reorganise assets and make the the South African and Kenyan aviation sector more competitive. More information regarding the new airline remains limited.


It is not yet known what routes will be served by this newly established airline.