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Oman Air, Kenya Airways pen expanded codeshare agreement

The expanded agreement includes locations in South Africa and Pakistan

Oman Air, Kenya Airways pen expanded codeshare agreement

Oman Air and Kenya Airways have signed expanded their codeshare agreement to include more destinations in Africa and South Asia, the airline has announced.

The codeshare agreement between the two airlines was first signed in August 2017 ad covered services between Muscat and Nairobi.

The expanded codeshare agreement, which took effect on October 1, will allow Oman Air guests to seamlessly travel beyond Nairobi to Entebbe, Uganda and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Similarly, Kenya Airways guests will now be able to extend their travel beyond Muscat to Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan.

Other destinations that will be added – pending government and regulatory approvals – include Dar Es Salam in Tanzania, Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi and Hyderabad in India.

“We are very happy with the extension of this codeshare, which offers our guests an opportunity to travel beyond Nairobi and Muscat,” said Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz Al Raisi. “This codeshare extension is a result of the steady growth of visitors between the two countries, which is facilitated through our operations that connect our network with Nairobi.”

“With Oman Air’s easy connections to Asia, India and the GCC, we are confident that this extended codeshare will open up more opportunities for the airline and the country,” he added.

Ursula Silling, Kenya Airways’ chief commercial officer, said that the codeshare agreement will help maintain cultural links that Oman shares with East Africa.

“This cooperation also expands our footprint in the Middle East through the Muscat gateway and is consistent with Kenya Airways’ strategy to improve its network efficiency, grow through partners while focusing on the high-yield corporate and leisure segments,” Silling said.

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