Kenya Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Air Austral and Air Madagascar in Antananarivo, Madagascar, lay the foundations for a new partnership.
With the new partnership deal, the three airlines have the ambition to boost their footprints in Africa and the Indian Ocean Island.
The memorandum of understanding, which opens the door to new destinations, particularly in West Africa, with the dense network offered by the privileged partner Kenya Airways.
Through the privileged partnership the three airlines commit to develop code share agreements and increase the connectivity options and offer a wider choice of services to customers.
The three hubs of Nairobi, Antananarivo and Saint Denis de La Réunion are strategically well positioned to make the privileged partners benefit from their complementarity.
The privileged partnership is consistent with Kenya Airways’ strategy to improve its network efficiency and aims at improving access to the Indian Ocean Islands.
With the MoU signed, the next step is now to for the three airlines to explore different possible synergies between them in various fields such as fleet, maintenance, training and cargo.