Kenya Airways, ITA partner for greater market access

Kenya Airways and ITA Airways, Italy’s new flag carrier, have announced a codeshare agreement providing passengers with seamless connections from the Kenya Airways network to destinations across Europe.

Travellers will be able to connect on the Kenya Airways’ network to ITA Airwaysnetwork across Europe and reach some of Italy’s most picturesque cities and towns.

ITA Airways


Customers flying from Nairobi with Kenya Airways will be able to conveniently connect to 13 destinations in Italy: Brindisi, Bologna, Bari, Catania, Genoa,  Lamezia Terme, Napoli, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Torino, Trieste, Venice, and Verona, through its three international European gateway destinations: Amsterdam, Paris, and London.

Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways said of the partnership, “The new codeshare agreement between Kenya Airways and ITA Airways will give our customers significantly more choice and flexibility, allowing Kenya Airways to strengthen its global presence and build on its strong customer base across the continent. Partnering with ITA Airwaysrepresents yet another major step on our growth trajectory, and we hope to deliver more commitments like this to our customers in the very near future.”

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ITA Airways aims to connect Italy to the world and the world to Italy providing easy access to business and leisure travellers alike.

By placing the customer at the heart of its business, ITA Airways’ goal is to ensure an outstanding Italian-inspired experience and personalized services strengthened by a solid commitment towards digitalization and sustainability.

Kenya Airways

About Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 42 destinations worldwide, 34 of which are in Africa, and carries over four million passengers annually.

In 2020 KQ was named Africa’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 32 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa.

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This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircraft. Kenya Airways services New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, Mumbai, Guangzhou, and over 34 intra-Africa routes in addition to its cargo network.

The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10.

Kenya Airways takes pride in being at the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

Wole Shadare