Kenya Airways and Safarilink have signed a codeshare agreement. The agreement seeks to connect passengers from the Kenya Airways network straight into their safari destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.
In addition, the deal aims to bring more global travellers to Kenya Airways.
According to the agreement, Kenya Airways will include 18 remote Safarilink destinations in Kenya and Tanzania, in their global sales and distribution network.
In addition, KQ will place its codeshare flight numbers on the Safarilink flights. This will enable customers from international destinations to book their full safari experience directly via KQ holidays.
“This partnership will allow tour operators and travel agencies to create unique holiday packages. The packages will connect from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport and eventually to their respective safari destinations. This will be a great convenience to them,” KQ chief executive officer Sebastian Mikosz said.
It will provide daily scheduled flights that will provide convenient access to the eleven airstrips in Maasai Mara and direct flights to Amboseli, Samburu, Lamu, Zanzibar, Ukunda, Vipingo, Kilimanjaro, Tsavo, Lodwar, Kitale, Lake Naivasha, Laikipia, Lewa downs, Olpajeta, Loisaba, Nanyuki and, Mt. Kenya, avoiding road transport.
In a statement, Kenya Airways said the sales will start in the course of the coming weeks before November 30, 2019.
Kenya Airways is Kenya’s flag bearer airline. Their head office is located in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Safarilink Aviation Limited is a regional airline based at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The company mostly serves tourist routes including Diani and Masai Mara. It has Cessna Caravan and DeHavilland Dash 8 models as part of its fleet.