Kenya Airways signs agreement with South African Airways for seamless travel opportunities

KENYA – Kenya Airways (KQ), Kenya’s national carrier, and South African Airways (SAA) have signed a codeshare agreement that opens more destinations for seamless travel opportunities. As demand for air travel rebounds, the code-sharing agreement will see each airline sell, under its own code, flights operated by each other; South African Airways or Kenya Airways. SAA’s customers will continue to…

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Kenya Airways signs agreement with Africa World Airlines Limited to expand its connectivity to West Africa

KENYA – Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that it has inked a one-way interline agreement with regional carrier, Africa World Airlines Limited, to expand its connectivity to Ghana and West Africa. Julius Thairu, Kenya Airways chief commercial and customer officer, said the interline agreement will provide passengers with flight connections from KQ network to various points in…

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Kenya Airways appoints Global GSA as its passenger general sales agent for the Italian market

KENYA – Kenya Airways has appointed Global GSA Services Group, a fully registered company specializing in passenger & cargo GSA businesses, as its passenger general sales agent for the Italian market. Pursuant to the agreement, from February 1, 2022, Global GSA will manage all the commercial activities in Italy on behalf of Kenya Airways. This includes the support and assistance…

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Kenya Airways and South African Airways sign strategic partnership framework

SOUTH AFRICA – Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), has signed a Strategic Partnership Framework with South African Airways (SAA), a key milestone towards co-starting a Pan African Airline Group by 2023. The partnership framework follows the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) that the two airlines signed two months ago to foster the exchange of knowledge, expertise, innovation, digital technologies, and…

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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,…

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KQ and South African Airways plan to start a pan-African airline

KENYA – National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA), have signed a co-operation strategic partnership with the ultimate goal of co-starting a Pan-African Airline Group, reports Capital FM. The co-operation is among others, aimed at addressing the significant contraction witnessed in the history of the African air transport market which shrunk 50 percent in the wake of…

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Kenya Airways commences direct Johannesburg – DRC cargo services

DRC – The flag carrier airline of Kenya, Kenya Airways (KQ), has launched direct cargo flights between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The move comes after the airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with fly Congo Airways that would increase air connectivity and strengthen operations amid the effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on the aviation industry.…

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Kenya Airways cargo revenue up 60% in half year 2021

KENYA – Kenya Airways’ cargo revenues grew up by 60 percent due to strong focus on freighter operations in half-year 2021. The group has been able to uplift an increased 500 tonnes monthly, showing its cargo division’s outstanding agility in adapting its operations to provide air freight services in this new environment. Passenger revenue recorded a decline of 17 percent…

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Kenya Airways implements contactless payment at JKIA

KENYA – National carrier Kenya Airways, has implemented contactless transactions to enhance customer and staff health and safety priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This service will be effective from 1st September 2021. The contactless transactions align with the airline’s strategy to develop sustainable business operations through investing in innovative processes and technologies for customer safety and security…

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Budget airline Jambojet to commence Nairobi-Goma flights in September 2021

KENYA – Jambojet, the low-cost airline and subsidiary of Kenya Airways, has announced plans to commence flights between Nairobi and the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma from September 2021. The flight to North Kivu capital is one of the two flights the low-cost carrier will introduce in September as part of its expansion plans. The airline says it…

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