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British Airways announces codeshare with Kenya Airways

British Airways has announced codeshare with Kenya Airways, meaning that British Airways passengers will be able to fly to more destinations across Africa.

Passengers flying on British Airways to Nairobi, Kenya will be able to easily connect onto 20 destinations across East and Central Africa, including Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa and Entebbe, as well as to popular holiday hotspots, Mauritius and Seychelles.

On the other hand, passengers flying on Kenya Airways to London will now be able to connect onto 26 destinations across the United Kingdom and Europe that British Airways operates to, including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Christopher Fordyce, Head of Alliances, British Airways, 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.

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Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Kenya Airways, 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.

British Airways presently operates 4-weekly flights between London Heathrow and Nairobi which are operated by a 4-class Boeing B777 aircraft.

British Airways’ Executive Club members will be able to earn Avios and tier points when flying on eligible codeshare routes operated by Kenya Airways.

Meanwhile, British Airways recently announced that it will resume flights to former red list destinations.

Featured image by British Airways

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