KENYA Airways seeks to make inroads into the South African market with a planned code share deal with budget airline Kulula that will facilitate faster connection into select cities.
KQ which flies four times daily to Johannesburg said its customers heading to other cities in South Africa will be reconnected to Kulula flights to onward destinations such as Cape Town, East London, George and Durban.
"For example passengers coming from places like Lagos to South Africa's East London can travel seamlessly on one ticket, with a seamless baggage facilitation offering little or no disruption," said KQ area manager for Southern Afica and Indian Ocean Islands, Rosemary Adogo.
In the deal the national carrier intends to place its code KQ on all four South African domestic routes currently serviced by Kulula while kulula will also place its code MN on the three daily Kenya Airways services between Johannesburg and Nairobi.
"We are confident that our respective customers will benefit from the partnership by providing them with more convenient booking and travel options within South Africa," said KQ commerical director Gerald Clarke.