Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, has signed a new codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national airline.
Kenya Airways will also launch a new three times a week service between Nairobi and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, effective June 2013.
Kenya Airways will initially code share on the already existing Etihad Airways-operated daily service between Nairobi and Abu Dhabi, and onwards to 32 destinations on Etihad Airways' global network. This will provide passengers with connections over Abu Dhabi to destinations across North Asia, South East Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Australia. In return, Etihad Airways will code share on flights operated by Kenya Airways from Abu Dhabi to Nairobi, and owards to 27 destinations across Kenya Airways' network in East, West and Southern Africa.
Kenya Airways has, including the new agreement with Etihad Airways, currently 18 strategic codeshare agreements with other international airlines, while Etihad Airways has now 42 codeshare agreements, that are providing the airline with a combined network of 349 destinations worldwide.