Kenya Airways Expands Travel Network With Codeshare

April 10 (Bloomberg) -- Kenya Airways Ltd., sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest airline, said it entered a codeshare partnership with Comair Ltd.’s to give its customers better connectivity in South Africa.

It’s the first codeshare agreement between Kenya Airways and a low-cost carrier, Commercial Director Gerard Clarke told reporters today in the capital, Nairobi.

Under the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval by the Kenyan and South African governments, Kenya Airways customers can book tickets for services to Cape Town, Durban, George and East London in South Africa. Passengers on can buy tickets on flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi, according to a Kenya Airways statement distributed to reporters. Customers can from today book flights under the codeshare arrangement, it said.

Kenya Airways shares have declined 0.8 percent this year to 12.95 shillings per dollar by 12:15 p.m. in Nairobi, while Comair, which operates British Airways flights in South Africa, has surged 27 percent to 400 rand in Johannesburg trading.

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