By Michelle Anzaya
Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) has extended its codeshare agreement with Saudi Arabia Airlines (SVA) for the summer season as part of KQs broader strategy to expand its footprint across Africa and the Middle East.
The agreement will allow both airlines that are members of the Sky Team Alliance to offer services between their hubs in Nairobi and Jeddah on their codeshare flights. Passengers will be able to enjoy seamless connections within Africa at airports in Nairobi, Mombasa, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, and Kigali. In the Middle East, will be able to connect seamlessly to Riyadh, Bahrain, Karachi, and Kuwait from Jeddah.
“The extension of the codeshare with Saudi Arabia Airlines will provide our customers with more choice and flexibility for travel this summer, especially for those travelling for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage. The agreement is an opportunity for both airlines to work together to improve flight options and connectivity,” said Kenya Airways Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Julius Thairu.