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Flying Further: Kenya Airways and Alitalia Expand Codeshare Deal

Kenya Airways has signed an enhanced codeshare agreement with Alitalia, creating additional connectivity to the networks of the two airlines.

The new partnership will boost business travel and tourism between African points into Europe, the Far East and South America, giving tourists and businessmen additional travel options and better flight schedules when travelling to Africa other continents through the two airlines’ hubs in Rome and Nairobi.

The new codeshare flights are available for sale through the airlines’ reservation systems and in travel agencies.

Under the codeshare agreement, Alitalia will widen its network in Africa, by placing its “AZ” flight code on Kenya Airways’ service to Malindi. Kenya Airways launched flights to Malindi in June 2019 specifically to connect with the Italian market.

Similarly, Kenya Airways will expand its offer by placing its ‘KQ’ flight code on Alitalia’s services from Rome to Albania, Podgorica, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janerio, and Seoul.

Besides the new codeshare services and more convenient flight connections, Kenya Airways and Alitalia customers will have the opportunity to earn and redeem miles on the entire network operated by both airlines.

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