KQ, Air France KLM Terminate Africa Europe Joint Venture Agreement

International Flights to Resume Flying to Kenya Starting August 1

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Kenya Airways and Air France KLM Group have agreed to mutually terminate their Africa-Europe joint venture partnership from 1st September 2021.

Mr Allan Kilavuka, Kenya Airways CEO,  said the development allows KQ to offer additional options and convenience to its customers connecting through our European gateways.

“Kenya Airways will continue to serve the Europe market through its gateways of London, Paris, Amsterdam with Rome slated for resumption from 2021. These routes will be served by onward codeshares from the Air France KLM group and additionally with our ever-expanding network of European carriers including Alitalia, British Airways, Lufthansa, and Swiss International Airlines amongst others,” said Kenya’s national carrier.

According to a statement Saturday from Kenya Airways, the two airlines had previously suspended the Joint Venture cooperation for the calendar year 2020 mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent unpredictability of return to normalcy in operations.

Kenya Airways is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, and the loyalty program will continue to apply on all the partner flights. Frequent Flyers will therefore continue earning and redeeming miles, while Elite Plus travellers are benefiting from SkyPriority services.