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  • KQ Signs Extended Codeshare Agreement with EgyptAir

    The move is part of the push to improve connectivity and access in Northern Africa.

     

    Nairobi, June 5th 2017…Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with EgyptAir (MS), on the Nairobi-Cairo route, in a bid to improve connectivity to Egypt in Northern Africa.

    The agreement will see EgyptAir load Kenya Airways flight code on the Egyptian carriers’ four flights between Cairo and Nairobi from June 1st, 2017. This will allow the national carrier, Kenya Airways; to resume direct market access between Nairobi and Cairo since August 2013 when its own operations were suspended. The codeshare partnership will initially cover 6 routes enhancing passengers travel opportunities throughout the region. These will include Cairo, Istanbul, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Harare.

    Passengers will benefit primarily from more options of connectivity between Cairo and Nairobi which will enable them to travel more conveniently through both airlines’ hubs, Cairo International Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz said the partnership will enable customers of both carriers to enjoy the benefits of each other’s network.

     

    “As COMESA member countries, this partnership enhances bilateral trade as well as enabling both carriers to offer customers seamless connectivity between Kenya and Egypt, especially for our passengers in the region who mainly travel for business and leisure. Our guests will now be able to enjoy flights to Cairo either directly from Nairobi or through Entebbe or Khartoum,” said Sebastian.

     

    “As African Airlines, partnerships are our biggest opportunity as we seek to sustainably develop Africa. This is indeed in line with the core purpose of Kenya Airways,” he added.

       

    The Chairman and CEO EGYPTAIR Holding, Mr. Safwat Musallam stated that "As a member of AFRAA since 1968 and within the context of our continuous efforts to offer seamless transfers to our customers, EGYPTAIR has initiated the partnership with Kenya Airways as a foundation for future commercial operational opportunities between both airlines. The cooperation also reinforces our commitment towards our customers by increasing the range of destinations all around the world with seamless connectivity”

     

    Mr. Safwat also stressed the importance of this cooperation, as a step in stimulating economic cooperation between Egypt and Kenya. It’s also worth highlighting that this cooperation enables both airlines to accommodate the needs of their loyal passengers.

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    Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 52 destinations worldwide, 42 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 41 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Kenya Airways celebrated 40 years of operations in January 2017 while KQ Cargo was named African Cargo Airline of the year 2017. For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com