An interline agreement between Emirates and Kenya Airways (KQ) will give passengers of both airlines access to additional locations on their respective networks within a single itinerary. Thanks to the arrangement, customers will benefit from more travel alternatives and hassle-free baggage check-in at their destination.
Customers of Emirates will now be able to travel from Nairobi to 28 destinations on the Kenya Airways network, including Nampula, Bangui, Bujumbura, Kigali, Dzaoudzi, Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Kilimanjaro, Juba, and Zanzibar, among many more regional locations in Africa. A single ticket itinerary from or to Mombasa, one of Kenya’s most popular vacation spots, can also be booked by Emirates passengers flying via Dubai as part of a bilateral interline agreement.
The Emirates network will also be accessible to Kenya Airways passengers flying from Nairobi and Mombasa. Through Dubai, they will connect to 23 destinations in West and South Asia, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, and the Middle East, including Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Ahmedabad, Beirut, Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Seoul.
Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates, Adnan Kazim, stated: “We are happy to sign our first cooperation with Kenya’s national airline. This new interline agreement will improve the connection for Emirates’ passengers and give them more travel options because Kenya is a crucial gateway in our Africa network. We are eager to strengthen our partnership with Kenya Airways, provide more network opportunities, and enhance connectivity for our two consumers.
Kenya Airways Chief Commercial and Customer Officer Julius Thairu commented on the cooperation when asked how it would benefit consumers as the airline sought to improve connections between Africa and the Middle East via Emirates’ hub in Dubai. These kinds of partnerships are essential in the aviation industry because they let clients have more convenient travel alternatives by utilizing their scale and economies of scale.