KQ, British Airways deal eases flying in Europe, Africa

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Friday October 22 2021

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A Kenya Airways aircraft. FILE PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NMG

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By BRIAN AMBANI

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  • The partnership will enhance industry skedaddle and tourism between African locations and Europe.

Passengers flying Kenya Airways to the UK can now join to 26 cities within the UK and Europe after the national provider signed a code-portion settlement with British Airways.

The partnership will enhance industry skedaddle and tourism between African locations and Europe.

The transfer will give tourists and industry americans additional skedaddle alternatives and better flight schedules throughout the two airlines’ hubs in Nairobi and London.

“The code-portion settlement with British Airways to provide our travellers with a seamless glide…is extremely strategic. This would possibly per chance amplify decisions for hundreds of passengers and would possibly perhaps allow for refined connectivity to a predominant quantity of contemporary locations – critically for the duration of Africa and Europe,” talked about KQ Chief Industrial Officer Julius Thairu.

He necessary that the partnership would reduction the restoration of world skedaddle and meet rising put a query to.

“After a tough 20 months with world skedaddle restrictions, it’s unimaginable to impress skedaddle between the UK and Africa resuming,” talked about British Airways Head of Alliances Christopher Fordyce, adding that the contemporary deal will make “that bucket checklist commute even more straightforward to place” for purchasers.

Kenya Airways talked about Friday that the deal enables it to develop its offerings by inserting its flight code on British Airways’ companies and products from London to Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Barcelona, and Munich.

Other locations are Dublin, Aberdeen, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam and vacation hotspots Athens, Malaga and Lisbon.

Equally, the British provider’s potentialities will join seamlessly to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Doula, Addis Ababa, Entebbe, Mauritius, Seychelles, amongst other African locations.

KQ added four flights weekly up from two on the UK route this month after Kenya was once some distance from England’s Covid-19 crimson checklist.

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

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