British Airways (BA) and Kenya Airways have signed a codeshare agreement in a move designed to boost business travel and tourism between African destinations and Europe. In a statement released on October 21, 2021, the flagship carrier of the United Kingdom said that thanks to the new codeshare with Kenya Airways, BA customers can seamlessly connect on Kenya Airways flights within Africa.
Based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, British Airways customers can now connect to 20 destinations in East and Central Africa. The Kenya Airways destinations list includes Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa, and Entebbe. British Airways customers can also take advantage of Kenya Airways flights to the Indian Ocean tourist destinations of Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Kenya Airways customers can connect on BA European flights
In the mutually benefitting codeshare, Kenya Airways customers can effortlessly transfer from British Airways London Heathrow Airport (LHR) hub to 26 destinations within Europe. BA European destinations from Heathrow include flights to Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea.
Currently, British Airways flies from London to Nairobi four days a week on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a three-class configured Boeing 777-200. Kenya Airways offers five flights a week between Nairobi and London every day except Wednesdays and Fridays. On the route, Kenya Airways has deployed one of its nine flagship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
The codeshare will help connect Europe and Africa
“After a difficult 20 months with global travel restrictions, it’s fantastic to see travel between the UK and Africa resuming. We are really pleased to be able to offer our customers access to even more destinations across the region thanks to our new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, making that bucket list trip even easier to plan.”
When speaking about the new codeshare in the British Airways statement, British Airways Head of Alliances Christopher Fordyce said: