Kenya Airways has boosted its footprint within the Southern Africa region with the signing of a new code-share agreement with Air Namibia, the national carrier of Namibia.
The deal paves way for daily connections between the airlines’ Nairobi and Windhoek hubs through Johannesburg in South Africa and Lusaka in Zambia.
Under the code-share agreement, Kenya Airways will place its ‘KQ’ code on Air Namibia flights from Johannesburg and Lusaka to Windhoek. In turn, Air Namibia will place its ‘SW’ code on Kenya Airways flights from Lusaka and Johannesburg to Nairobi.
Kenya Airways Chief Operating Officer, Mr Mbuvi Ngunze and the Air Namibia Managing Director Ms. Theo M. Namases hailed this new partnership as a huge boost to improving connectivity within Africa.
Namibia is one of the most stable democracies and economies in Africa with a GDP per capita of USD 7800. It currently benefits from large investment projects in its mining industry, a key driver in the country’s economy.
The new code-share services between Air Namibia and Kenya Airwayswent on sale on the June 20,2013.