Kenya Airways signs code share with Vietnam Airways
November 2012 - Kenya Airways has entered into a code share agreement with Vietnam Airlines as it works towards expanding its footprint in the South East Asian market. The agreement is expected to provide a framework for partnership between Kenya Airways and Vietnam Airlines that will see them market and sell one another’s flights as if they were their own.
The two airlines, which are both members of the SkyTeam alliance, have signed an agreement and are currently activating a reciprocal code share agreement. Under the agreement with Vietnam Airlines, Kenya Airways passengers will be able to travel via Bangkok on to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnamand vice versa daily. While Vietnam Airlines will code share on daily Kenya Airways service between Bangkok and Nairobi.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. Titus Naikuni said the partnership would enable its customers to access more destinations inthe Asia, while also giving an opportunity to Vietnamese passengers to access the 47 destinationsflown by KQ in Africa.
The agreements with the two airlines follow a similar deal signed earlier this year with Saudia Airlines and Korean Air. This brings to 17 code share agreements that Kenya Airways has signed with other international carriers so far.
Besides giving passengers a wider choice of options for travel, the code share agreements also
provide an opportunity for the airline to expand its global operations without necessarily flying
its equipment to all the destinations.
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, isa leading African airline flying to 59 destinations worldwide, 47 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 38 aircraft fleet being one of the most modern in Africa. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Most recently it has scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the fore front of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.