The FINANCIAL — The internationally-acclaimed full-service airline Hong Kong Airlines and Kenya Airways, the flag carrier of Kenya, have signed a codeshare agreement to enhance connectivity in Asia.
Under the agreement, Kenya Airways will place its “KQ” code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) and Hong Kong (HKG).
The agreement allows the national carrier, Kenya Airways, to have a daily product between the two key business cities. The codeshare will provide new growth opportunities for both airlines’ to work together to improve flight schedules options in the region, according to Hong Kong Airlines.
Mr Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines said, “We are very glad to welcome Kenya Airways, a respectful international airline from Africa, as our latest codeshare partner. Hong Kong Airlines launched the route to Bangkok since 2010 and now the city has become one of our best connected destinations with 34 weekly flights currently. The codeshare enables passengers of Kenya Airways to choose from our flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok connecting their journey to and from Nairobi with much flexibility. We look forward to serving passengers from Kenya Airways on board with our Skytrax 4-star quality service.”
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Mr Mbuvi Ngunze said, “This partnership will enable us and Hong Kong Airlines to offer our customers seamless connection, especially for our passengers in the region who mainly travel to these Asian cities for business. Our guests will now be able to enjoy daily flights between Hong Kong and Nairobi up from the current three weekly flights.”