KQ renews codeshare partnership with Vietnam Airlines

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 12:48 | By
Vietnam Airlines and KQ logos
Vietnam Airlines and KQ logos. PHOTO/@KenyaAirways/X

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has renewed its codeshare partnership deal with Vietnam Airlines.

In a statement on Thursday, February 22, 2024, the carrier said the partnership will see customers enjoy flexibility and choice with connections via Bangkok and Nairobi to various destinations.

"The codeshare partnership between Kenya Airways and Vietnam Airlines will allow customers to enjoy flexibility and choice with smooth connections via Bangkok and Nairobi to points such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Kisumu, Entebbe, Kigali, and Mombasa, among others—perfect for leisure and business travellers or those visiting family or friends," KQ stated.

Through the deal, customers travelling to Vietnam can connect to Hanoi and Saigon via KQ services in Bangkok and onwards on Vietnam Airlines.

Kenya Airways resumed its services to Bangkok on November 21, 2023, offering flights three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays on its B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

"Travellers can buy single-ticket itineraries on Kenya Airways’ flights for their entire trip and take advantage of hassle-free flight benefits, including the airline’s baggage allowance, in addition to convenient bag check-through to the final destination," KQ added.

"Kenya Airways and Vietnam Airlines are members of the SkyTeam Global Airline Alliance, and frequent flyers can therefore earn miles on both airlines, while Elite Plus travellers benefit from SkyPriority services."

KQ deal with Air Europa

This comes weeks after KQ inked another codeshare deal with Air Europa, the third-largest Spanish carrier.

In a statement, KQ said the new agreement will allow Air Europa passengers to fly to Nairobi from Amsterdam as well as allow Kenya Airways guests to fly to Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, New York, and Miami.  

"The agreement has significantly expanded customers' travel options by providing access and convenience as guests will enjoy benefits such as the purchase of a single ticket, a single check-in, and connections with minimum waiting times, among others," KQ stated.

The national carrier will deploy its codes on four Air Europa routes, specifically from Amsterdam to Madrid, Madrid to Palma de Mallorca, Madrid to New York, and Miami while Air Europa will place their code on the Kenya Airways Amsterdam to Nairobi flight. 

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