British Airways has launched a new reciprocal codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways.
BA will codeshare on Kenya Airways flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi to 20 destinations in Central and East Africa.
These include Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa and Entebbe.
These can only be booked when connecting to / from BA operated flights between London Heathrow and Nairobi. BA currently flies to Nairobi four times weekly.
Kenya Airways’ flights within Africa are operated with Embraer E190 or Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a two class configuration.
The codeshare does not cover Kenya Airways flights between London Heathrow and Nairobi where the two airlines will continue to act as competitors.
Central & East Africa is one of BA’s weakest markets. Additional options in addition to existing codeshares with Qatar Airways at Doha are welcome. Many of the routes covered by the codeshare partnership have been previously suspended by BA.
Kenya Airways’ passengers will also be able to connect to 26 BA short haul destinations at London Heathrow.
As airlines seek to recover from COVID-19 new codeshare partnerships are likely even where, as is the case here, airlines are not members of the same global alliance. More announcements can be expected in the coming months.