Emirates inks interline partnership agreement with Kenya Airways

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Emirates, one of the two flag carriers of UAE, has inked an interline partnership agreement with Kenya Airways (KQ), that will allow customers of both airlines access to new locations.

According to the partnership, customers will benefit from more travel options and hassle-free baggage check-in at their destination.

The partnership lists 28 destinations for Emirates’ customers on the Kenya Airways network with Nairobi as the gateway to region’s such as Nampula, Bangui, Bujumbura, Kigali, Dzaoudzi, Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Kilimanjaro, Juba, Zanzibar, among many other regional points across Africa.

Moreover, the agreement will give access to passengers traveling via Dubai to book a single-ticket itinerary from or to Mombasa, one of Kenya’s preferred vacation spots.

Similarly, Kenya Airways passengers traveling from Nairobi and Mombasa can access the Emirates’ network and seamlessly connect through Dubai to 23 destinations across West and South Asia, the Far East, the Indian Ocean and Middle East such as Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Ahmedabad, Beirut, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Seoul among others.

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Adnan Kazim
CCO – Emirates

“We are pleased to ink our first partnership with Kenya’s flag carrier. Kenya is a strategic gateway in our African network, and this new interline agreement will enhance connectivity for Emirates’ customers and provide them with more travel choices across the continent. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Kenya Airways, offering greater network opportunities and improving connections for both of our customers.”

Mr. Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer Kenya Airways, said that “This partnership will provide the ideal gateway for our customers as we seek to increase our connectivity between Africa and the Middle East through Emirates’ hub in Dubai. Partnerships like these are key in aviation as they take advantage of mutual scale and efficiencies to provide customers with more seamless travel options.”

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