KENYA AIRWAYS EXPANDS CODESHARE PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINA SOUTHERN

     (The following press release from Kenya Airways Ltd. was received by 
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PRESS RELEASE* 
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*Kenya Airways expands Codeshare Partnership with China Southern Airlines* 
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*Nairobi, May 31, 2013… *Kenya Airways has expanded the scope of its
codeshare agreement with fellow Sky Team member, China Southern Airlines,
as it works towards deepening its global presence.**** 
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The initial agreement was signed in 2009 and provided a framework for
partnership between Kenya Airways and China Southern Airlines that saw them
market and sell one another’s flights as if they were their own on the
Nairobi- Dubai -Guangzhou route. **** 
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Under the expanded agreement, Kenya Airways will codeshare on China
Southern Airlines services from Bangkok to Wuhan, one of the busiest cities
in Central China that is an important center for trade, finance and
transportation.**** 
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As part of the expanded scope, Kenya Airways passengers will also get
seamless access to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth through China Southern
Airlines flights from Guangzhou China, providing another valuable benefit
to its customers.**** 
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In return, China Southern Airlines will codeshare on Kenya Airways flights
from Guangzhou to Nairobi, and onwards to Lagos, Johannesburg and Lusaka.***
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Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO,  Dr Titus Naikuni,  and the
China Southern Airlines Chairman, Mr Si Xianmin, hailed this new
development as another step towards greater collaboration between the
airlines that will see the Sky Team partners jointly take advantage of  the
Sino-Africa opportunities.**** 
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Dr Naikuni noted that the enhanced codeshare agreement with China Southern
Airlines, the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China by fleet,
route network and passenger capacity, would benefit customers.**** 
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“This will benefit our guests a great deal with the increase in flights,
frequency and ease of connectivity to more destinations,” the Group
Managing Director and CEO added.**** 
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Si Xianmin, China Southern President and Chairman, said: “Both being Sky
Team members, Kenya Airways is one of the most important partner of CZ. We
began the code-share cooperation since 2009, and today we witness again the
code-share cooperation between CZ and KQ. The cooperation is in line with
our customer value proposition to offer customers  more travel options, and
it also fits perfectly our growth strategy. We all believe with our close
and continuous cooperation, we will provide more products and choices to
all our passengers, and enhance our influence in the Sino- Africa market.***
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The new codeshare services between China Southern Airlines and Kenya
Airways goes on sale on  July 18, for travel from  August 1, 2013.**** 
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