Move signifies partnership with alliance which flies to 926 destinations and 173 countries
Nairobi, February 14, 2012…….Kenya Airways has painted one of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft in SkyTeam livery to signify its position as Africa’s representative to the global airline alliance.
The aircraft will have SkyTeam branding on its tail and fuselage in addition to the Kenya Airways logo thus symbolizing the mutual benefits of the partnership.
SkyTeam membership allows Kenya Airways passengers access to over 926 destinations in 173 countries and over 490 lounges globally. Through Kenya Airways, SkyTeam partner airline passengers can access the former’s expansive destination network in Africa.
Kenya Airways Chief Executive, Dr Titus Naikuni, noted that “Our partnership with SkyTeam will enable us to consolidate our presence in the African and global markets in line with our 10-year Growth Plan.”
Dr. Naikuni added that Kenya Airways was a key strategic member in SkyTeam by being Africa’s sole representative with access to 45 destinations in Africa and 11 in the rest of the world. “SkyTeam is a compelling proposition that enables partner airlines to offer customers additional connections across the globe,” added Dr Naikuni.
The SkyTeam livery on the Kenya Airways’ aircraft is also a symbol of the airline’s commitment not only to the alliance but also to delivering high quality service to its customers.
The SkyTeam Livery design was inspired by the alliances logo and features a dark blue SkyTeam logo on the tail fin, the blue SkyTeam ribbon wrapped around the back portion of the white fuselage, the SkyTeam name in large, dark blue letters along the front side of the aircraft fuselage Kenya Airways placed below it.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the Sky Team network.
Besides Kenya Airways, other SkyTeam partner airlines are Air France, Aeroflot, Alitalia, Air Europa, Aeroméxico, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta, KLM, Korean Air, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines.
With approximately 14,500 daily flights, the SkyTeam network offers more destinations and more connections from the best hubs in the world. Sky Team member airlines offer customers over 490 lounges worldwide.