September 19, 2018

Kenya Airways and Delta Air Lines enters a code sharing partnership

Kenya Airways has partnered with Delta Airlines in codesharing on flights departing and arriving from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

The partnership became effective on August 15, 2018, allowing Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Accra to Nairobi, to carry Delta’s code.

This will highly boost connectivity and provide travelers with a one-stop seamless travel experience from the United States.

In a statement on Tuesday, Kenya Airways reported that Delta will also place its code on Kenya Airways’ services to more than 10 major cities across Africa, including Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Lilongwe, Malawi; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg, South Africa and Djibouti City, Djibouti.

“Delta is the leading American carrier between the United States and Africa. This new partnership with Kenya Airways’ will give customers even greater choice for travel between the continents thanks to Kenya Airways’ extensive network beyond Nairobi,” said Corneel Koster, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Vincent Coste said: “We are delighted about this closer relationship with Delta and believe that this is a development that will continue to bring real benefits to our customers and our business. Kenya Airways and Delta are both premier airlines and this agreement is a positive step in our cooperation.”

Delta has operated flights to Africa for over a decade, and serves Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kenya Airways operates in 52 destinations worldwide, 43 of which are in Africa.

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