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South African Airways, Kenya Airways Seize Partnership Opportunity

Rhetoric on the need for cooperation between airlines in Africa has never been in short supply, but action has been less forthcoming. In the current aviation landscape, filled by the emergence of new markets, South African Airways and Kenya Airways are looking to redouble their efforts to remain competitive. The two loss-making airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding with a longer-term view to co-start a Pan-African Airline Group that will enhance mutual growth potential by taking advantage of strengths…

Kenya Airways Outlines its Innovative Strategy, Commits to Fight Against…

COVID-19 pandemic hit the aviation industry hard. Though for many airlines recovery plans are a key priority, innovations and technologies are still on the agenda. Kenya Airways PLC (KQ), through its fully owned subsidiary Fahari Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (“Eve”) to…

Kenya Airways’ Fahari Innovation Hub Launches

The pioneering Startup and innovation hub from Kenya Airways, Fahari Innovation Hub, launched on July 8, seeking to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators to share their  insights and visions for sustainability, engineering and customer experience objectives to accelerate impactful solutions to some of the aviation industry’s business challenges. The hub…

Kenya Airways Signs Interline Agreement With South African Regional Airline…

Kenya Airways and Airlink have announced an interline agreement that will widen both airlines' reach to multiple destinations in the African continent even as countries begin reopening their borders for travelers. Kenya Airways' agreement with Airlink will provide its customers enhanced connectivity via its gateways Johannesburg and Cape Town to…

Kenya Airways, Congo Airways Enter Strategic Partnership

Kenya Airways and Congo Airways on Thursday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that would strengthen commercial ties between the two airlines, mainly aimed at boosting passenger and cargo businesses between their respective markets and international networks. “The cooperation between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways will cover technical…

Kenya Airways Reports a Substantial Loss for 2020 Owing to…

The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global entry restrictions have led to an unprecedented slump in demand for air travel and massive revenue declines. Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced it recorded an unprecedented loss of Ksh36.57 billion (USD329 million) in 2020, a staggering $1 Million loss per day and the…

Kenya Airways Restarts Direct Flights to France

Kenya Airways has announced plans to resume direct flights from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, with the flights set to restart March 17. Flights will start with one weekly flight with frequency subject to change based on changing demand on the route. This announcement…

Kenya Airways Temporarily Cuts Netherlands, France Flights Until March

In a statement announced in Nairobi, Kenya Airways revealed a short term suspension of services that will affect flights to France  and the Netherlands through the month of February. The airline flies to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. “The temporary suspension is due to the new…

Kenya Airways Prepares Pharma Cargo Facility For Fight Against COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ), through its cargo arm KQ Cargo, has unveiled its ultra-modern pharma facility at its main hub in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The Kenya Cargo team is preparing for this critical logistical role in transporting the coronavirus vaccine once approved with the facility having the capabilities…

Kenya Airways Needs $500 Million State Aid Package to Remain…

Kenya Airways PLC is seeking $500 million from the Kenyan government to navigate the COVID-19 crisis after its first-half revenue plunged by 50%, per Group's CEO Allan Kilavuka as reported by Bloomberg. The airline is on the verge of nationalization, a process that is believed will put it on a…