NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – Kenya Airways PLC and Oman Air the national carrier of the Sultanate have expanded their existing codeshare cooperation increasing the destinations available to their guests.
The codeshare expansion effective today, will allow connectivity to Oman Air guests traveling beyond Nairobi to Entebbe, Uganda and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Similarly, Kenya Airways guests can now extend their travel beyond Muscat, Oman to Karachi, Pakistan and Lahore, Pakistan.
The following destinations will be added subject to government and regulatory approvals for Oman Air guests traveling beyond Nairobi to Dar Es Salam, Tanzania and for Kenya Airways guests beyond Muscat, Oman to Bangalore, India, Chennai, India, New Delhi, India, Hyderabad India and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ursula Silling says the cooperation expands the carrier’s footprint in the Middle East through the Muscat gateway and is consistent with its strategy to improve its network efficiency.
“We are pleased to enhance our cooperation with Oman Air. Through this partnership, Kenya Airways extends its services to tourists as well as to those who are visiting friends and families, in Oman – through the cultural links that Oman shares with the coastal parts of East Africa – especially Kenya and Tanzania,” she said.
Oman Air and Kenya Airways commenced their codeshare agreement covering services between Muscat and Nairobi in August 2017.
KQ is currently working towards financial turnaround with a focus on prudential financial management, network expansion as well as improving customer experience.
“This partnership provides an additional opportunity for revenue enhancement through providing more selections for guests.”