Kenya Airways signs codeshare agreement with British Airways

KENYA – National carrier Kenya Airway has announced a new codeshare agreement with British Airways, allowing its customers to connect to 26 destinations across the UK and Europe on routes operated by BA, including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Customers flying to Nairobi with British Airways will be able to connect to 20 destinations across East and Central Africa, including Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa, and Entebbe. The agreement will also provide travelers with more options to reach holiday destinations such as Mauritius and Seychelles. British Airways currently…

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Comair sells SLOW Lounge to FirstRand for US$17.7m in business rescue process

SOUTH AFRICA – Comair, which owns low-cost airline kulula.com and operates British Airways domestically in South Africa under a license agreement, has sold its SLOW Lounge business to FirstRand Bank for R250 million (US$17.6 million), another milestone in the business rescue process. The SLOW Lounge transaction would require an amendment to the business rescue plan, a notice of which has been despatched to affected persons. It said this also followed the sale of Comair’s and receipt of a R20 million (US$1.4 million) payment from South African Airways (SAA). “The R20…

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British Airways resumes London – Nairobi flights

KENYA – British Airways has resumed Nairobi-London flights bringing to an end a dispute that has lasted nearly five months over the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Airline said that the first flight departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 23:10 hours on Sunday landing in London at 06:15 hours on September 6, 2021. The airline charges an average fare of Sh171,000 (US$1,553) for a return air ticket to London from Nairobi, which is slightly higher compared to the pre-Covid-19 pandemic and will fly on the route once per week…

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Comair to resume Johannesburg – Harare flights

SOUTH AFRICA – Aviation company Comair has announced that its British Airways brand would resume daily flights between Johannesburg and Harare in Zimbabwe on March 28.  Comair operates the British Airways in Southern Africa and Kulula low cost carrier brands and customers can start booking seats on the restored flights immediately. “We are delighted to reopen bookings for our services to Harare as part of the gradual ramp-up to our schedule,” said British Airways (operated by Comair) executive head of revenue management Desmond O’Connor. “These flights will offer more choice for…

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IAG Cargo appoints Freddie Overton as commercial manager for Africa and Europe

AFRICA – IAG Cargo, the cargo handling division of International Airlines Group, has announced two new appointments to its commercial team with Daniel Byrne and Freddie Overton being promoted to regional commercial managers. The internal promotions see Overton appointed regional commercial manager for Europe and Africa from his prior role as area commercial manager for Benelux, Germany, and Switzerland. He has over six years’ experience in the logistics industry. In this role he will be responsible for delivering IAG Cargo’s commercial strategy in Europe and Africa. Byrne takes charge for…

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SA Bidco gets the nod to buy BA’s local operator, Comair

SOUTH AFRICA – SA Bidco, a new South African entity with no commercial operations and no trading before, has been given the green light to buy the local operator of British Airways, Comair. The Competition Commission revealed that it had approved the proposed transaction between the two companies on condition that it would not result in a horizontal overlap because SA BidCo and its controllers did not conduct any activities or services that compete with Comair. The commission said that its investigation found that there was no vertical overlap as…

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Royal Air Maroc, British Airways sign codeshare agreement to offer more choice to customers

MOROCCO – Morocco’s flag carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with British Airways. Royal Air Maroc explained that the new agreement will create new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir that will provide customers with more convenience and flexibility. The airline further revealed that the agreement will also offer flights with flexibility between  London Heathrow and Marrakech, RAM said in a statement. A codeshare agreement allows two or more airlines to share the same flight. According to Maghreb Arab Press, the agreement…

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