Kenya Airways extends southern reach with Airlink interlineThe regional carrier will extend KQ’s wings in Southern Africa
Flag carrier Kenya Airways has entered an interline agreement with South Africa’s Airlink that will extend the airlines reach in Southern Africa via Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Under the agreement announced on May7, Kenya Airways customers flying to South Africa will be able to connect with Airlink operated flights to Windhoek, Durban, Gaborone, Maseru, Pemba, Maputo, Port Elizabeth, among others. It will also enable Airlink passengers to book a through ticket to Nairobi and enjoy connections to the rest of Kenya Airways African network, including Entebbe, Kigali, Dar es Salaam, Bujumbura, Kinshasa and more.
The agreement presents new growth opportunities for both airlines and will strengthen aviation ties between Kenya and Southern Africa. This partnership also plays a significant role economically, improving trade exchange and spurring tourism across the continent.
“As global economies continue to reel from the effects of the pandemic, such strategic partnerships are critical. These new routes will positively impact the flow of trade and tourism across the region by offering our customers convenient travel around the continent,” said Julius Thairu, KQ’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer.