You might be asking why Kenya Airways is referred to as Kenya Airways rather than KA. KQ: What does it mean? What does the Q stand for?
Originally known as East African Airways, the regional airline was established in 1946 and had its main office in Nairobi. It provided service to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
However, the relationships between the nations was short-lived, which resulted in the dissolution of the East African Community and the consequent closure of East African Airways.
The regional airline East African Airways gave birth to Kenya Airways in 1977. Korean Air was already operating at that point, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had already given them the designation “KA.”
Kenya was given the code KQ for being “late,” which is why the airline is referred to as KQ rather than KA.
IATA is an aviation organization that collaborates with airlines all around the world to enhance their dependability and safety.
IATA also establishes norms for the whole aviation industry, including ticketing and packaging. It has 290 airlines from 120 different countries as members.
The organisation, which was established in Montreal, Canada, in 1945 with 57 airlines registering as members, now carries 83% of all air traffic worldwide.