Delta and Kenya Airways Expand Connectivity Between US and Africa
Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. From August 11, 2018, Delta will place its code on Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London and Accra to Nairobi, enhancing connectivity and providing customers with a one-stop seamless travel experience from the United States. In addition, Delta will place its code on Kenya Airways’ services to over 10 cities across Africa, including Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Lilongwe in Malawi, Maputo in Mozambique, Johannesburg in South Africa and Djibouti City in Djibouti. Delta is the leading carrier between the United States and Africa. The new partnership with Kenya Airways’ will give customers even greater choice for travel between the US and Africa. Delta and Kenya Airways are both members of the SkyTeam alliance. Frequent Flyers can earn and redeem miles on both airlines, while Elite Plus travellers benefit from SkyPriority services. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 56 countries on six continents including Africa where it currently operated flights to Lagos in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana, Dakar in Senegal and Johannesburg in South Africa. Kenya Airways is a leading African carrier and flies to 52 destinations worldwide including 43 in Africa. The airline operates a modern fleet of 32 aircraft which are some of the youngest in Africa. It will commence direct flights between Nairobi and New York, US in October this year.