Kenya Airways has expanded its codeshare agreement with Italian carrier Alitalia. The new codeshare deal between the carriers will provide its customers with better connectivity and additional travel options.
Now, Alitalia will place Kenya Airways’ ‘KQ’ flight code on its flights between Rome to Tirana, Podgorica, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Seoul.
Similarly, Kenya Airways will place Alitalia’s flight code on its flight to Malindi. It’s noteworthy that Kenya Airways launched flights to Malindi last year specifically to connect with the Italian market.
Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ursula Silling told the media, “The expansion of this partnership after such a short period reflects the opportunities that have been unlocked since the inception of the Nairobi to Rome flight and serves as a testament to our continued commitment to creating access for travelers to Africa.”
Last year, the state-owned Kenya Airways also signed a codeshare deal with Safarilink to connect passengers from the Kenya Airways’ network to their safari destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.
According to the deal, Kenya Airways will include 18 remote Safarilink destinations in Kenya and Tanzania, in its network. The deal also aims to attract more global customers into Kenya’s remote destinations.
During the same period, Kenya Airways also expanded its codeshare agreement with Oman Air. The deal facilitates the seamless connectivity to Oman Air guests traveling beyond Nairobi to Entebbe and Johannesburg. Similarly, Kenya Airways guests can now extend their travel beyond Muscat to Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan.
In a restructuring move, Kenya Airways is set to let go of some of the members in its workforce.