Tuesday, June 4, 2013

► CHINA: Kenya Airways, China Southern expand codeshare to encompass more routes.

China SouthernKenya Airways (KQ) has expanded the scope of its code share agreement with Kenya Airwaysfellow SkyTeam member, China Southern Airlines (CZ). Under the expanded agreement, Kenya Airways will code share on China Southern Airlines services from Bangkok to Wuhan, one of the busiest cities in Central China that is an important centre for trade, finance and transportation.

China Southern A380 in China
China Southern A380
As part of the expanded scope, Kenya Airways passengers will also get access to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth through China Southern Airlines' flights from Guangzhou, China. In return, China Southern Airlines will code share on Kenya Airways' flights from Guangzhou to Nairobi, and onwards to Lagos, Johannesburg and Lusaka. 

Dr Naikuni noted that the enhanced code share agreement with China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China by fleet, route network and passenger capacity, would benefit customers.
This will benefit our guests a great deal with the increase in flights, frequency and ease of connectivity to more destinations,” the Group Managing Director and CEO added. 
Si Xianmin, China Southern President and Chairman, said:
The cooperation is in line with our customer value proposition to offer customers more travel options, and it also fits perfectly our growth strategy. We all believe with our close and continuous cooperation, we will provide more products and choices to all our passengers, and enhance our influence in the Sino-Africa market.
The new code share services between China Southern Airlines and Kenya Airways goes on sale on July 18, for travel from August 1, 2013.