NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya Airways said on Wednesday that it has entered into a
codeshare partnership with U.S-based Delta Airlines on flights
to and from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
to expand connectivity.
partnership effective immediately, Delta’s code will be placed
on Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and
Accra to Nairobi, enhancing connectivity and providing customers
with a one-stop seamless travel experience from the United
Delta Airlines will
also place its code on Kenya Airways’ services to more than 10
key cities across Africa, including: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
Lilongwe, Malawi; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg, South Africa
and Djibouti City, Djibouti.
“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,” Vincent Coste, Kenya Airways
Chief Commercial Officer said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
development came as Kenya Airways is scheduled to launch direct
flights between Nairobi and New York in October.
Delta’s senior VP for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India
said the new partnership will give customers even greater choice
for travel between the continents thanks to Kenya Airways’
extensive network beyond Nairobi.