KQ and Delta Air Lines expand connectivity between U.S. and Africa
Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Effective August 15, Delta’s code will be placed on Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Accra to Nairobi. This move is expected to enhance connectivity and provide customers with a one-stop seamless travel experience from the United States. In addition, Delta will place its code on Kenya Airways’ services to more than 10 key cities across Africa, including Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Lilongwe, Malawi; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg, South Africa and Djibouti City, Djibouti.
“Delta is the leading American carrier between the United States and Africa. This new partnership with Kenya Airways’ will give customers even greater choice for travel between the continents thanks to Kenya Airways’ extensive network beyond Nairobi,” said Corneel Koster, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Vincent Coste said they were delighted about this closer relationship with Delta. He added that they believe that this is a development that will continue to bring real benefits to our customers and our business.
‘’Kenya Airways and Delta are both premier airlines and this agreement is a positive step in our cooperation,” he said.
Delta and Kenya Airways are both members of the SkyTeam alliance. Frequent Flyers can earn and redeem miles on both airlines, while Elite Plus travelers benefit from SkyPriority services.
Delta has operated flights to Africa since 2006, and serves Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal and Johannesburg, South Africa. Kenya Airways is a leading African carrier and operates in 52 destinations worldwide, 43 of which are in Africa.