In an exciting development, Kenya Airways (KQ), Kenya’s national carrier, has extended its codeshare partnership with South African Airways (SAA) to encompass direct flights from South Africa to South America. Commencing this month, passengers can now embark on a seamless journey to Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Johannesburg, all under a single ticket, leveraging KQ’s codeshare on the recently reintroduced South African Airways flight to Sao Paulo (GRU).
This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone, providing a more direct and efficient travel option between Africa and South America. In contrast to existing routes that often involve layovers in the Middle East, Europe, or North America, this partnership establishes the most direct flight connection, reducing layover times, minimizing the carbon footprint, and enhancing the overall travel experience.
Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways expressed enthusiasm about the expanded collaboration, emphasizing the commitment to providing passengers with unparalleled travel options and world-class services. “Customers will now enjoy expanded strategic cooperation, offering enhanced connectivity and a superior joint offering,” said Thairu.
The synergy between Kenya Airways and South African Airways is poised to redefine air travel, presenting customers with a more straightforward route, free from extended layovers. This partnership aligns with both airlines’ dedication to flexibility, convenience, and environmental sustainability, contributing to a greener future for air travel.
This enhanced partnership ensures seamless connectivity throughout the journey, integrating Kenya Airways’ network with South African Airways’ South American network, all within a single ticket. Travelers can anticipate simplified logistics, reduced layover times, and an overall enriched travel experience from Kenya to Brazil.
As Kenya Airways and South African Airways continue to shape the future of air travel, this expansion underscores their commitment to offering passengers superior options, elevated services, and a more connected global network.
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