Kenya Airways offering 30% discount on direct flight routes in partnership with Equity Bank

By Thuothuo Anthony

Kenya Airways and Equity Bank have announced a partnership agreement that will see the bank’s customers get up to 30% discount on flight bookings. The promotion will run till the 6th of January 2020 while the travels under the promotion will be valid until 10th June 2020. 

The promotion is open to Equity Visa, Equity Mastercard Debit, Credit and Prepaid card customers as well as Equity AMEX card customer in all markets where Equity Bank operates.”

Speaking on the announcement, Equity Bank Kenya Managing Director, Gerald Warui said, “We invest in strategic partnerships that bring value to our clients. This season, we have partnered with KQ to avail discounts on flights which will make air travel less expensive for our customers who pay for their flights using Equity Cards.”

Through the promotion, Equity customers who pay for their flights using their Equity Cards qualify for 30% discount on International direct KQ routes both Business & Economy classes and 10% off on domestic flights, both Business & Economy classes. The promotion is open to Equity Visa, Equity Mastercard Debit, Credit and Prepaid cardcustomers as well as Equity AMEX card customers in all markets where Equity Bank operates i.e. Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and DRC as well as in the Diaspora.

The promotion sales are only applicable via Kenya Airways or any of the Kenya Airways offices.

In Kenya, the KQ offices are in Yaya Centre, Sarit Centre, Barclays Plaza, JKIA Terminal 1A & 1D, Kisumu town office & Kisumu Airport office, Mombasa Nyali office & Moi International Mombasa Airport offices. Customers who buy the tickets online will be requiredto input the promotion code EQUKQ19. 

According to its 2019 Q3 results, Equity’s card business has been steadily growing with merchant banking business growing by 27% to reach a transaction volume of Kshs 88.4 Billion up from Kshs 69.6 Billion while merchant commission grew by 19% to reach Kshs 1.74 billion up from Kshs 1.46 Billion as compared to a similar period last year.