Kenya Airways, Oman Air add more routes in codeshare deal
Kenya Airways (KQ) and Oman Air have expanded their existing codeshare to increase the number of destinations where the two carriers can connect passengers.
The codeshare expansion effected Wednesday will allow seamless connectivity to Oman Air guests travelling beyond Nairobi to Entebbe and Johannesburg.
“Similarly, Kenya Airways guests can now extend their travel beyond Muscat (Oman) to Karachi (Pakistan) and Lahore (Pakistan),” said KQ in a statement.
The previous codeshare, which commenced in August 2017 between the two airlines, has been covering services between Muscat and Nairobi.
KQ says it would use the partnership to extend its services to tourists as well as to travellers visiting friends and families in Oman through the cultural links that Oman shares with the coastal parts of Kenya and Tanzania.
“This cooperation also expands our footprint in the Middle East through the Muscat gateway and is consistent with KQ’s strategy to improve its network efficiency, grow through partners while focusing on the high yield corporate and leisure segments,” said KQ Chief commercial officer Ursula Silling.
Other destinations to be added through codeshare are Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Bangalore (India), Chennai (India), New Delhi (India), Hyderabad (India) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
“We are very happy with the extension of this codeshare which offers our guests an opportunity to travel beyond Nairobi and Muscat,” said Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Oman Air CEO.