Kenya Airways lines up design groups in global interiors pitch

Kenya Airways is holding an international pitch to redesign its plane interiors, airport lounges and staff uniforms.

Honour Aviation is one of the UK consultancies pitching, according to a spokeswoman for the airline. The list includes two further UK consultancies and a number of international design groups, including one in Japan, she adds, but was unable to provide more details.

Kenya Airways marketing director Michael Akwiri is in London this week to meet with the groups still in the pitch. It is understood that the original pitch included eight consultancies and that the airline was requesting substantial free creative work from the groups.

Honour Aviation is a specialist division of Honour Branding, a consultancy formed by Gerrie Smith, a former global aviation director at FutureBrand. The division was created when the former head of design management for British Airways Mike Crump joined the group last year.Kenya Airways has two lounges at London Heathrow Airport, in Terminal 2 and Terminal 4. The design project will look at the interiors of all these areas.

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