Jun 15, 2021

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KQ inks deal with Congo Airways to grow reach

Congo Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with the national airline Kenya Airways (KQ) aimed at expanding their reach on domestic, African and international routes.

The agreement signed on Thursday will be make it According to the two airlines, it is easy for KQ customers to access Kinshasa directly from Nairobi and share Africa and international routes.

A codeshare is a business agreement between two or more airlines, with which they can sell seats on each other’s flights and expand the network.

Each airline publishes and markets a flight under its identifier and number as part of its flight schedule.

“That Partnership agreement was signed by Allan Kilavuka, CEO of Airways Group, and his counterpart Desire Balazire Bantu of Congo Airways, ”said a statement from Kenya yesterday State House in Nairobi. The agreement, which was signed on the last day of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s three-day state visit to the Congo in Kinshasa, provides that the two national airlines are also partners in aircraft maintenance.

The two airlines have each other too a collaboration agreed on training and sharing of excess passengers and cargo.

When the company resumed international battles last year after a six-month hiatus due to travel restrictions for Covid-19, KQ said it would not follow Angola, Mali, fly. the Republic of the Congo, Somali, Sudan, Djibouti, Mozambique and Malawi.

The decision, the airline said, was extremely difficult in the current environment and indicated that the move would be necessary when operations resume depending on demand for passenger travel at regional and global levels.

The airline’s net loss tripled to nearly Sh36.2 billion, the worst in a, due to Covid-19 disruptions that resulted in a in the history of the airline, sharp drop in passenger numbers.

The loss for the fiscal year ending in December 2020 is 2.8 times higher than the net loss of Sh 12.98 billion a year earlier and is now a major blow to the national airline’s recovery efforts.