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KQ - Kenya Airways Limited

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Kenya Airways Limited is a Kenya-based company that operates in the aviation industry. It is engaged in international, regional, and domestic carriage of passengers and cargo by air, the provision of ground handling services to other airlines, and the handling of import and export cargo. The company operates domestic flights and flies to 56 destinations in Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Europe. As on March 31, 2012, Kenya Airways had a total of 34 aircraft, either owned or on operating leases. These comprise four Boeing 777 wide body jets, five Boeing 767 wide body jets, 15 Boeing 737 narrow body jets, nine Embraer regional jets, and one B747 Freighter.

Kenya Airways, the only African carrier member of the Sky Team Alliance since 2007, operates through several subsidiary companies, including Kenya Airfreight Handling Ltd, African Cargo Handling Ltd, Kencargo Airlines International Ltd, and Flamingo Airlines Ltd

NOTE: Shares of Kenya Airways Limited are currently suspended from trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) since close of trading on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Kenya Airways is traded on the NSE under the ticker symbol “KQ”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of NSE:KQ is KE0000000307. Kenya Airways Limited is currently the 14th most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 21.8 billion, which makes about 1.23% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

KQ3.83 ▴ 0.23 (6.39%)
3 years ago
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price3.28
Day’s High Price3.96
Traded Volume1.84M
Number of Deals175
Gross Turnover7.03M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share
Price/Earning Ratio
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding5.68B
Market Capitalization21.8B
Monetary values are quoted in Kenyan Shilling (KES) unless otherwise stated

KQ Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Kenya Airways Limited (KQ) is KES 3.83. KQ closed its last trading day (Thursday, July 2, 2020) at 3.83 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 6.4% gain over its previous closing price of 3.60 KES. Kenya Airways began the year with a share price of 2.05 KES and has since gained 86.8% on that price valuation. Shareholders can be optimistic about KQ knowing the stock has accrued an outstanding 81% over the past four-week period alone.

Kenya Airways has traded a total volume of 26.6 million shares—in 3,177 deals—valued at KES 53.1 million over the past three months (Mar 31 - Jul 2, 2020), with an average of 422,329 traded shares per session. A volume high of 2.33 million was achieved on April 30th, and a low of 2,900 on June 26th, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Kenya Airways on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.


Profile of Kenya Airways Limited

Kenya Airways Limited operates in the Industrials sector, specifically, the Aviation industry. Kenya Airways contracts an estimated total number of 3,582 employees. The company is led by Allan Kilavuka as its Group Managing Director & CEO. The company's board of directors, chaired by Michael Joseph (77), is composed of 13 members whose names are listed below.

  1. Joseph, Michael
    Non-Executive Chairman
  2. Kilavuka, Allan
    Group Managing Director & CEO
  3. Thugge, Kamau (Dr.)
    Non-Executive Director
  4. Veenstra, Jozef
    Non-Executive Director
  5. Musyoka, Carol
    Non-Executive Director
  6. Oduor-Otieno, Martin
    Non-Executive Director
  7. Armstrong, Caroline
    Non-Executive Director
  8. Koimett, Esther (Mrs.)
    Non-Executive Director
  9. Kitungu, Solomon
    Non-Executive Director
  10. Bodo, Nicholas
    Board Member
  11. Gichangi, Michael (Maj-Gen. Rtd.)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  12. Ngumi, John
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  13. Sirima, Haron (Dr.)
    Alternate for Dr. Thugge

Factsheet of Kenya Airways Limited

Airport North Road, Embakasi, PO Box 19002, Nairobi 00501, Kenya

KQ Industrial Market Competitors

Kenya Airways Limited, issuers of the KQ stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have five market competitors who are also engaged in the Industrials sector and/or Aviation industry. The table below presents an overview of their market standing.

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  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange


  1. IsaacIsaac
    Nov 25, 2021 06:43 GMT

    What is the maximum shares can one buy ?

  2. Winfred omusindi ObieroWinfred omusindi Obiero
    Oct 21, 2021 18:04 GMT

    Requesting for update of my shares . Kindly advice

  3. Mahmood PoonjaMahmood Poonja
    Jan 23, 2021 13:48 GMT

    Need to find out how to apply for my late brothers shares in Kenya Airlines to be passed on to his two brothers as we have now received the Grant of Letters of Administration Intestate.

    Aug 7, 2020 13:36 GMT

    Are there any previous dividends if so how much per share

    Jul 2, 2020 06:03 GMT

    is there hope fo an upward trend or do i hold purchase

  6. JosephJoseph
    Jun 28, 2020 18:54 GMT

    How will nationalization of kq affect current share holders? What is the likely performance of the kq share?

    1. AlchemistAlchemist
      Jul 2, 2020 10:34 GMT

      No just be patient the share price a going to rise more and more due to the nationalisation plan..Peter Karunga, told the Star that investors are hoping for a premium when the government buys out minority shares.

      ‘’It is the right place to put your money. Those who bought in April at below a shilling are merrymaking. They are likely to earn up to 12 times,’’ Karunga said.

  7. Andiee TraderAndiee Trader
    Jun 5, 2020 04:56 GMT

    Kilavuka, Allan
    Group Managing Director & CEO

  8. Anji WambuguAnji Wambugu
    May 20, 2020 16:29 GMT

    Hello investors,
    What makes the value of the shares have an upward trend at such a moment, with no much flight operation.Someone please shed some light on this?!

    1. DenisDenis
      Jun 30, 2020 15:10 GMT

      The president has hinted that domestic flights will resume soon followed by international flights.

  9. JosephJoseph
    May 13, 2020 10:11 GMT

    About KQ shares, and the company being the national carrier, the government will always bail it out. Is it wise to buy the shares for long term speculations?

  10. JuliusJulius
    Apr 16, 2020 09:06 GMT

    Hallo Fellow investors.
    At what price is the G.O.K likely to but the Kq shares at in the Nationalization deal and when is the deal likely to be sealed?
    Please advice me on the value of Kq shares as of now.
    Thank you

    1. TeteTete
      Apr 25, 2020 09:50 GMT

      At the rate that the share price is tanking, I'm cashing out now.

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