Kenya Airways has entered into a code share agreement with Delta Airlines in regard to United States (US) and Canada. This will enable travelers using the airline to enjoy greater connectivity and efficiency in 11 US cities and 4 Canadian cities. They will also get competitive rates.
The destinations which will be available from New York are; Chicago O Hare – Illinois, Denver – Colorado, Orlando – Florida, Miami – Florida, Raleigh Durham – North Carolina, Phoenix – Arizona, Charlotte – North Carolina. The following destinations will be added subject to government and regulatory approvals; Houston – Texas, Philadelphia – Pennsylvania, Columbus – Ohio, Kansas City – Missouri, Toronto – Ontario, Montreal – Quebec, Ottawa – Ontario, Edmonton – Alberta.
This code share will go a long way in improving KQ’s market share in the US flight market from Africa as currently its main rival Ethiopian Airlines flies to four destinations. These destinations are; Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz, had this to say, “As part of our commitment to the New York route, we are proud to be a part of this partnership that will open up opportunities for our customers to access more destinations in North America through the John F. Kennedy Airport.”
He also stated that, the New York route continues to be a strategic route for Kenya Airways and as an Airline we are firmly committed to it as we gear up for the Summer 2019 season which is a high flying season. Beginning June, Kenya Airways will increase its frequency to New York from 5 days a week to 7 days a week. This is expected to open more opportunities for travelers to take advantage of this route during this high season.