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  • Joe Breitfeller

Emirates Announces New Interline Partnership With Kenya Airways

Emirates has today announced the launch of a new interline partnership that will offer their guests 28 destinations in Kenya Airways’ network via Nairobi. Likewise, Kenya Airways’ customers will enjoy access to 23 Emirates’ destinations via Dubai.

Emirates and Kenya Airways Launch Interline Partnership - Courtesy Emirates

On Monday (June 12, 2023), Emirates announced the launch of a new interline partnership with Kenya Airways. Emirates’ guests will now enjoy access to 28 destinations in Kenya Airways’ network via Nairobi such as Nampula, Bangui, Bujumbara, Kigali, Dzaoudzi, Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Kilimanjaro, Juba, Zanzibar, and other regional points across Africa. Similarly, Kenya Airways’ customers will enjoy seamless connectivity with Emirates via Dubai to 23 destinations across West and South Asia, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, and the Middle East, including Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Ahmedabad, Beirut, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Seoul and more.

In today’s announcement, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, said,

“We are pleased to ink our first partnership with Kenya’s flag carrier. Kenya is a strategic gateway in our Africa network, and this new interline agreement will enhance connectivity for Emirates’ customers and provide them more travel choices across the continent. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Kenya Airways, offering greater network opportunities and improving connections for both of our customers.”

Also commenting on the new interline agreement, Kenya Airways’ Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Julius Thairu, added,

“This partnership will provide the ideal gateway for our customers as we seek to increase our connectivity between Africa and the Middle East through Emirates’ hub in Dubai. Partnerships like these are key in aviation as they take advantage of mutual scale and efficiencies to provide customers with more seamless travel options.”

Emirates has operated flights between Dubai and Nairobi since 1995, and currently offers 14 weekly flights between the two cities. Emirates is the only airline serving Kenya with private, enclosed First Class cabins, offering a premium experience across every touchpoint of the journey. Kenya Airways also recently launched direct service between Mombasa and Dubai with four weekly flights. Moi International Airport in Mombasa becomes Kenya Airways’ second hub after Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi offering direct connections to the UAE. The carrier currently offers ten weekly flights between Nairobi and Dubai with a mix of Boeing 737-800NGs and B787-8 Dreamliners.

Source: Emirates

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