KQ and Rwandair seek partnership

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Kenya Airways and RwandAir have announced their intention to form a strategic partnership and stronger relations between the two airlines. Kenya Airways currently offers four flights a day between Kigali and Nairobi, with a wide network available to the rest of the world.

RwandAir currently flies to Nairobi three times a day, and also serves Mombasa from its base in Kigali. The combined flights will offer more choice to passengers and better connectivity at the Nairobi hub. The collaboration promises to also strengthen the areas of cargo, maintenance and flight training. Already, RwandAir is using KQ’s new flight simulators to train its pilots.

Benefits for the consumer will initially be felt through improved synergies, in the form of scheduling and passenger handling. However, additional value will become apparent as the relationship evolves with further refinement of reservation systems, as well as a frequent flyer partnership between the two companies. The finer details of this agreement will be mapped out in various agreements, which the airlines are currently reviewing for finalisation.

For more information visit kenyaairways.com