Kenya Airways and South African Airways Forge Expanded Codeshare for Direct South America Routes

Expanding Codeshare: South America Bound

Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) have broadened their codeshare agreement to facilitate direct flights from South Africa to South America, particularly Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Johannesburg.

Codeshare Clarification

This arrangement signifies a mutual agreement where the airlines share flight services on specified routes, enabling passengers to book and travel seamlessly on a single ticket, despite flying with different carriers.

Direct and Efficient Travel

Julius Thairu, KQ’s Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, highlighted the strategic value of this partnership, emphasizing the provision of the most direct flight option from the region.

This contrasts with existing routes that often entail transits through other continents.

Passenger Experience and Sustainability

Thairu emphasized the focus on flexibility, convenience, and choice for travelers, highlighting how this alliance strengthens connectivity between Africa and South America.

He also stressed the reduction of carbon footprint and the sustainability benefits of this direct route.

Seamless Connectivity and Enhanced Travel

The collaboration ensures smooth onward connectivity, enabling customers to traverse between Kenya Airways’ network and South African Airways’ South American network, all under one ticket.

This consolidation leads to simplified logistics, reduced layover times, and an overall enriched travel experience from Kenya to Brazil.

Joint Offering and Enhanced Services

The alliance promises expanded strategic cooperation, offering enhanced connectivity and a superior joint offering. Both airlines aim to provide passengers with unparalleled travel options, exceptional services, and an extended global reach through this collaboration.

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