Taking Flight Together

In a significant move towards enhanced connectivity, Kenya Airways (KQ) has solidified its codeshare partnership with South African Airways (SAA). This expanded collaboration not only strengthens their existing ties but also ventures into new horizons, including direct flights from South Africa to South America.

Connecting Continents

The freshly inked deal is set to redefine travel options for customers, particularly those with an interest in the Sao Paulo, Brazil route. With this agreement, passengers can seamlessly travel from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo on a single ticket, eliminating the need for multiple bookings and layovers.

Kenya Airways emphasizes that this collaboration establishes unparalleled connectivity, offering the most direct flight option from this region. This is a notable departure from existing routes that often necessitate transits through the Middle East, Europe, or North America.

A Strategic Partnership for Elevated Experiences

The foundation of this strategic partnership rests on a shared commitment to enhancing connectivity and elevating the passenger experience. By combining the strengths of two leading African airlines, the collaboration focuses on flexibility, convenience, and traveler choice.

A Green Flight Path: Reducing Carbon Footprint

Kenya Airways places sustainability at the forefront by highlighting the direct link between South Africa and South America as the most environmentally friendly option. The reduced overall carbon footprint aligns with the global drive towards sustainable practices in air travel.

Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, asserts, "Customers will now enjoy expanded strategic cooperation, offering enhanced connectivity and a superior joint offering. Together, we are dedicated to providing passengers with unmatched travel options, world-class services, and an expanded global reach."

Simplified Journeys from Kenya to Brazil

This collaborative effort ensures seamless onward connectivity, allowing customers to experience an integrated travel journey encompassing Kenya Airways' network and South African Airways' South American network, all under a single ticket. Travelers stand to benefit from simplified logistics, reduced layover times, and an overall enhanced travel experience from Kenya to Brazil.

Direct Routes, Simplified Logistics

KQ and South African Airways jointly affirm that this deal offers customers the most direct route, a notable departure from current options that often involve extended layovers in the Middle East, Europe, or North America. This paradigm shift in air travel options reflects a commitment to meeting evolving passenger expectations and optimizing the journey experience.