British Airways’ customers will be able to fly to more destinations across Africa, thanks to a new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways. Kenya Airways is part of Sky Team but often offers attractive fares, which makes it a shame if you need the oneworld tier points. Plus they have a fairly modern fleet of aircraft too. Now there will be another way to earn tier points on more routes in Africa. British Airways’ Executive Club members will be able to earn Avios and tier points when flying on eligible codeshare routes operated by Kenya Airways.
Customers flying to Nairobi with British Airways will soon be able to seamlessly connect onto 20 destinations across East and Central Africa, including Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa, and Entebbe, as well as offering customers more options to get to popular holiday hotspot, Mauritius and Seychelles. BA stopped flying to the Seychelles direct during Covid and as yet has no plans to reintroduce the route. Obviously, you can fly Qatar, but often the fares from the UK are very high in price.
In the reciprocal agreement, customers flying with Kenya Airways to London, will now be able to connect onto 26 destinations across the UK and Europe that British Airways operates to, including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.
British Airways currently offers four flights a week from London Heathrow to Nairobi, operated by a four-class Boeing 777 aircraft, one of a diminishing number of routes that has first class on British Airways.
Christopher Fordyce, British Airways’ Head of Alliances, said: “After a difficult 20 months with global travel restrictions, it’s fantastic to see travel between the UK and Africa resuming. We are really pleased to be able to offer our customers access to even more destinations across the region thanks to our new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, making that bucket list trip even easier to plan.”