Kenya Airways Expands West Africa’s Connectivity with Africa World Airlines Partnership

By Michelle Anzaya

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced a one-way interline
agreement to Ghana and West Africa with regional carrier Africa World Airlines Limited. The partnership
will provide guests increased options into the domestic destinations in Ghana and West Africa. This is part
of KQ’s broader strategy to extend its footprint across the continent.
Kenya Airways Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Julius Thairu said that the growth of air travel in
Africa is hinged on partnerships and collaboration that open up the continent. “The agreement between
Kenya Airways and Africa World Airlines underpins our commitment to provide greater connectivity and
market access in the West African region and across Africa. The future of travel will be drawn from a
sustainable, interconnected, and affordable Air Transport industry in Africa through partnerships and
collaboration that drive the growth Africa’s travel industry,” said Mr Thairu.
The SPA interline agreement will provide passengers with flight connections from the Kenya Airways
network to various points in the domestic Ghanaian market and the West African region through Accra,
Ghana. These include: 3 domestic destinations in Ghana (Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale) and to 4 regional
destinations – Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia.
“Africa World Airlines are delighted to partner with Kenya Airways to connect passengers to and from
West Africa via the selected domestic and regional routes of Africa World Airlines. Our combined networks
will allow our customers the convenience of seamless onward connectivity from the Kenya Airways
network to Africa World Airlines network, it is imperative that we continue to interlink Africa and allow
access within Africa for our passengers,” added, Adedayo Olawuyi, Head of Commercial for Africa World
Kenya Airways currently flies 3x weekly from Accra, Ghana to Nairobi.

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