British Airways has announced a codeshare with Keyna Airways over routes between London and Keyna, as well as connections at both ends.
Customers flying to Nairobi with British Airways will be able to seamlessly connect to 20 destinations across East and Central Africa, including Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa and Entebbe, as well as offering customers more options to get to popular holiday hotspot, Mauritius and Seychelles.
In the reciprocal agreement, Customers flying from Nairobi with Kenya Airways will be able to seamlessly connect to 26 destinations across the United Kingdom and Europe, including Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Aberdeen, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, as well as offering customers more options to get to popular holiday hotspot, Athens, Malaga and Lisbon.
British Airways currently offers four flights a week from London Heathrow to Nairobi, operated by a four-class Boeing 777 aircraft, which offers cabins from World Traveller (economy) right up to First (First class). Meanwhile, Kenya Airways currently offers five flights a week from Nairobi to London Heathrow, every day except Wednesdays and Fridays, operated on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
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.”
And there are points too.
For British Airways’ Executive Club members, they will be able to earn Avios and tier points when flying on eligible codeshare routes operated by Kenya Airways.
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