The accord will see Kenyan Airways code (KQ) will be placed on all South African domestic routes currently serviced by kulula which include Cape Town, Durban, George and East London, and on the other hand kulula.com will do the same by placing their code (MN) on the daily Kenyan Airways that operates between Nairobi and Johannesburg, respectively.
This would allow customers to easily make bookings either in South Africa or Kenya, following a great interest from traveling passengers from both States.
For kulula this means increasing their footprint in Africa.
Gerard Clarke, Commercial Director at Kenya Airways, says:” 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. We are excited to be working with kulula and look forward to further expanding the relationship to include more travel options in the future.”
Although no figures or data was given on Kenyans traveling to SA, this –however- is a great initiative by both airlines, as companies are trying hard to capture new markets globally.
Stuart Cochrane, Executive Manager Business Process for kulula.com says: “The code share agreement with Kenya Airways is an extension of the interline agreement we entered into in 2013, and is in line with kulula’s medium-to-long term strategy to grow our distribution footprint in Africa in a sustainable manner whilst at the same time providing more choice for our customers, “he says.
Bookings will be available for sale effective 10 April 2014 via www.kenya-airways.com and www.kulula.com or through your local travel agent.