Emirates and Kenya Airways have announced plans to partner and enter into an interline agreement to benefit customers of the two companies.
The pair plans to target destinations across the two carriers’ networks on a single itinerary, making the check-in and baggage transition more seamless.
The most significant benefit from such an agreement is the footprint in Africa, with Emirates increasing its reach to 148 African ports.
We are pleased to ink our first partnership with Kenya’s flag carrier. Kenya is a strategic gateway in our Africa network, and this new interline agreement will enhance connectivity for Emirates’ customers and provide them 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.Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates
In return, Kena Airways customers will see a new schedule that includes choices on eastbound Emirates services from Dubai, a total of 23 cities.
Cities such as Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Beirut and many more are all included as part of the 23 destinations across West, South and Far East Asia. At the same time, The Indian Ocean and Middle East are all equally present in a landmark partnership.
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.Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer Kenya Airways