Kenya Airways Plc and Safarilink Aviation (F2), Kenya’s premier safari airline, recently signed a one-way codeshare agreement to open up Kenya to global travellers.
The feat would be achieved by selling Safarilink’s direct flights to the best safari and unique beach destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.
This codeshare agreement means that KQ would sell 18 remote Safarilink destinations in their global sales and distribution network, enabling them to combine their travel experience between respective international destinations and 18 remote destinations within Kenya and Tanzania that Safarilink operates.
During the signing of the partnership, Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Mikosz said, “As part of our strategy to continue growing the network, we have seen the need to give travel ease to our customers by connecting their destinations.”
“This partnership will also significantly open up Kenya’s tourist destinations to international travelers by allowing tour operators and travel agencies to create unique holiday packages connecting from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (KJIA) to Wilson Airport and eventually to their respective safari destinations, which is a great convenience to them,” a statement explained.
The partnership would see KQ place its codeshare flight numbers on the Safarilink flights so that customers from international destinations can book their full safari experience directly via KQ holidays or via tour operators and travel agents.