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British Airways Launches New Codeshare Partnership With Kenya Airways

British Airways has signed a new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, which will provide seamless connectivity to 20 destinations across East and Central Africa including Douala, Zanzibar Lusaka, Addis Ababa, Entebbe, Mauritius and Seychelles.


British Airways Boeing 777-200 - Courtesy British Airways

On Thursday (October 21, 2021), British Airways announced the signing of a new codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways, providing guests access to more destinations across Africa. Under the agreement, customers will enjoy seamless connectivity across East and Central Africa with Kenya Airways, including service to Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa and Entebbe, as well as popular holiday hotspots such as Mauritius and the Seychelles. Likewise, the reciprocal partnership will offer Kenya Airways’ customers seamless connections with British Airways via London to 26 destinations across the UK and Europe, including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Currently, British Airways offers four weekly flights between London Heathrow and Nairobi, which is operated with a four class Boeing 777.


In Thursday’s announcement, British Airways’ Head of Alliances, Christopher Fordyce, 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.”


Also commenting on the new codeshare partnership, Kenya Airways’ Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Julius Thairu, 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.”


Kenya Airways is a member of the SkyTeam global alliance and currently serves 41 destinations worldwide, including 34 in Africa, and carries over four million passengers annually. The carrier continues to modernize their fleet of 32 aircraft, and operates one of the youngest fleets in Africa, including flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Kenya Airways also offers cargo services to key locations including London, Amsterdam, Guangzhou, Sharjah, Mumbai and over 25 intra-Africa routes. The carrier connects Africa to the world via their hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.



Source: British Airways