Wednesday, July 31, 2013

► NAMIBIA: Kenya Airways, Air Namibia sign codeshare agreement.

Kenya AirwaysKenya Airways (KQ) and Air Namibia (SW) have announced the signing of a new code-share agreement paving the way for daily connections between the airlines’ Air NamibiaNairobi and Windhoek hubs through Johannesburg in South Africa and Lusaka in Zambia. This code-share agreement with Air Namibia brings the total number of code-share arrangements that Kenya Airways has signed with other international carriers to twenty.

Kenya Airways in Lusaka
Under the code-share agreement, Kenya Airways will place its ‘KQ’ code on Air Namibia flights from Johannesburg and Lusaka to Windhoek. In turn, Air Namibia will place its ‘SW’ code on Kenya Airways flights from Lusaka and Johannesburg to Nairobi. 

Air Namibia operated by Kenya Airways
  • SW/KQ2702 LUN - NBO
  • SW/KQ2724 NBO - LUN
  • SW/KQ2722 NBO - LUN
  • SW/KQ2760 NBO - JNB
  • SW/KQ2765 JNB - NBO
  • SW/KQ2763 JNB - NBO
Kenya Airways operated by Air Namibia
  • SW/KQ4336 JNB - WDH
  • SW/KQ4335 WDH - JNB
  • SW/KQ4337 WDH - JNB
  • SW/KQ4339 WDH - JNB
Kenya Airways Chief Operating Officer, Mr Mbuvi Ngunze and the Air Namibia Managing Director Ms. Theo M. Namases hailed this new partnership as a huge boost to improving connectivity within Africa.
We are excited about this partnership. By facilitating convenient travel for our passengers, this code-share agreement will enable us to make a contribution towards spurring sustainable development in Africa,” Mr Mbuvi Ngunze said.
The agreement marks the latest steps taken by Namibia in strengthen its ties with Kenya. Recently, the chairwoman of the Board of Directors at the Namibia Airports Company, Ms. Ndeuhala Katonyala, and the acting CEO of the NAC, Mr. Tamer Sami El-Kallawi, were in Kenya for a two day benchmarking visit of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The visit saw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Kenya Airports Authority and the Namibia Airports Company that seeks to develop a closer cooperative relationship between the two entities through the exchange of professional experience relating to operations, economic developmental issues and global industry advances.