Kenya Airways, SAA Ink Deal to Form Pan-African Airline

Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) have signed a memorandum of co-operation aimed at forming a pan-African airline.

Kenya Airways and South African Airways have signed a memorandum of co-operation aimed at forming a pan-African airline.

“The future of aviation and its long-term sustenance is hinged on co-operation. KQ and SAA collaboration will enhance customer benefits by availing a larger combined passenger and Cargo network, fostering the exchange of expertise, innovation, best practice, and adopting home-grown organic solutions to technical and operational challenges,’’ Kenya Airways CEO Allan Kilavuka said in a statement Tuesday.

“It will also enhance related Kenya and South Africa tourism circuits, which sectors account for significant portions of respective country growth domestic product, benefiting from at least two attractive hubs in Johannesburg, Nairobi and possibly Cape Town,” SAA’s interim Chief Executive Thomas Kgokolo said.