Saturday, 23 October 2021

British Airways confirms new codeshare deal with Kenya Airways

The UK's British Airways has confirmed a new codeshare deal with Kenya Airways, that should the airline says, open up for more of Africa to its passengers. Indeed, people flying on BA to Nairobi will be able to connect on to 20 more destinations thanks to the codeshare deal.  Those destinations include Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa and Entebbe, as well as offering customers more options to get to popular holiday hotspots, Mauritius and Seychelles.

For Kenya Airways passengers to London, they will now be able to connect onto 26 destinations across the UK and Europe that British Airways operates,  including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Christopher Fordyce, British Airways’ Head of Alliances, said: “After a difficult 20 months with global travel restrictions, it’s fantastic to see travel between the UK and Africa resuming. We are really pleased to be able to offer our customers access to even more destinations across the region thanks to our new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, making that bucket list trip even easier to plan.”

Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways said: “We are delighted to secure this strategic codeshare agreement with British Airways to provide our travellers with a seamless journey to and from Europe and Africa. The agreement will increase choices for thousands of passengers and will allow for smooth connectivity to a significant number of new destinations – particularly throughout Africa and Europe. By harnessing our complementary strengths, this agreement will also provide benefits to aid the recovery of international travel and meet the increasing demand.”

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