Kenya Airways has signed a code share agreement with EgyptAir on the Nairobi-Cairo route in a bid to boost connectivity and access to Egypt and Northern Africa. The agreement will see EgyptAir load Kenya Airways flight code on the Egyptian’s carrier’s four flights between Cairo and and Nairobi from June 1st 2017. This means that you can purchase a ticket using Kenya Airways for a flight route that is operated by EgyptAir and vice versa.

This will allow Kenya Airways to resume their direct flights between Nairobi and Cairo which were suspended in August 2013. The code share partnership will initially cover 6 routes enhancing passengers travel opportunities throughout the region. These will include Cairo, Istanbul, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Harare.

Passengers will benefit primarily from more options of connectivity between Cairo and Nairobi. This will enable them to travel more conveniently through both airline hubs that is Cairo International Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Kenya Airways group managing director and CEO, Sebastian Mikosz stated that the partnership will enable the customers of both carriers to enjoy the benefits of each other’s network. In addition to this, the partnership will enhance bilateral trade between the two COMESA countries as well as provide a seamless connection for travelers of both business and leisure.

The partnership is also in line with Kenya Airways core purpose which is the sustainable development of Africa. This partnership between the two airlines provides the biggest opportunity for achieving this.