KQ, British Airways deal makes flying easier in Europe and Africa

From Business Daily Africa

Passengers flying to the UK on Kenya Airways can now travel to 26 cities in the UK and Europe after the national carrier signs a codeshare agreement with British Airways.

The partnership will promote business travel and tourism between African destinations and Europe.

The move offers tourists and business people additional travel options and better flight schedules via the hubs of the two airlines in Nairobi and London.

“The code-share agreement with British Airways to give our travelers a seamless journey … is very strategic. It will increase choice for thousands of passengers and provide seamless connectivity to a significant number of new destinations, particularly across Africa and Europe, ”said Julius Thairu, KQ’s Chief Commercial Officer.

He noted that the partnership would help recover international travel and meet growing demand.

“After 20 difficult months of global travel restrictions, it is fantastic to see travel between the UK and Africa resume,” said Christopher Fordyce, Head of Alliances at British Airways, adding that the new deal “removes this bucket list” Trip will make it even easier to plan ”. for customers.

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Kenya Airways announced on Friday that the deal will allow it to expand its offering by putting its flight code on British Airways services from London to Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Barcelona and Munich.

Further destinations are Dublin, Aberdeen, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam and the holiday hotspots Athens, Malaga and Lisbon.

The British airline’s customers are also seamlessly connected to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Doula, Addis Ababa, Entebbe, Mauritius and Seychelles, among others.

KQ added four weekly flights out of two on the UK route this month after Kenya was removed from England’s Covid-19 red list.

British Airways resumed flights on the London-Nairobi route last month.

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