NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya Airways (KQ) and Dutch airline KLM on Tuesday signed an
extended general sales agent (GSA) agreement for most European
and Eastern African countries.
Kenya Airways Group
CEO Sebastian Mikosz said the two airlines already have a
longstanding joint venture agreement under which Kenya Airways
and KLM operate on the London and Amsterdam routes into Nairobi.
“Kenya Airways is
working towards strengthening its network and consolidating
Nairobi’s position as a leading hub in East Africa,” Mikosz said
in a statement issued in Nairobi.
“The networks of
both airlines are complementary and we are confident that this
agreement will allow us to find the synergies for us to grow our
respective networks,” he added.
The new agreement
enables KQ and KLM to sell more joint-venture flights to or from
Europe and East Africa and destinations beyond Amsterdam and
want to create more value for our customers, and in doing so we
are very excited to deepen our cooperation with Kenya Airways,”
said KLM CEO Pieter Elbers.
“This new phase is
good news for our customers.