The country’s national carrier Kenya Airways and EgyptAir, the national flag carrier of Egypt have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections between Cairo and Nairobi.
The two airlines noted that the partnership will initially cover seven international routes and customers of both Airlines will enjoy seamless connectivity on their shared routes with only one booking and a one-stop luggage check-in to their final destination.
The destinations to be covered under this agreement include; Cairo, Istanbul, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka, Nairobi and Harare.
“As Comesa member countries, this partnership enhances bilateral trade as well as enabling both carriers to offer customers seamless connectivity between Kenya and Egypt, especially for our passengers in the region who mainly travel for business and leisure. Our guests will now be able to enjoy flights to Cairo either directly from Nairobi or through Entebbe or Khartoum,” Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz said in a statement.
Safwat Musallam Chairman & CEO EgyptAir Holding said, “As a member of AFRAA since 1968 and within the context of our continuous efforts to offer seamless transfers to our customers, EgyptAir has initiated the partnership with Kenya Airways as a foundation for future commercial operational opportunities between both airlines.”