Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc activate codeshare agreement

Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc on Tuesday signed an agreement to resume the codeshare partnership, previously initiated in 2016 and discontinued in 2019.

Under the new agreement, Royal Air Maroc passengers would be able to travel to Nairobi, Zanzibar, and Johannesburg on the Kenya Airways network.

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Kenya Airways passengers will benefit from its network connections to the cities of Casablanca and Marrakech, as well as from the possibilities offered by the Moroccan national airline in terms of onward international travel, through its hub in Casablanca.

“This partnership strengthens our connectivity to the East and South of the African continent, thanks to a long-standing reliable partner, Kenya Airways. It will enable our passengers to reach Nairobi and Johannesburg, two important economic and financial capitals, as well as Zanzibar, a popular tourist destination, said Mr. Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc.

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He added: “We are pleased to continue to facilitate our customers’ travel experiences and to develop our partnership strategy in the service of our position as the leading continental operator.”

Commenting on the codeshare partnership, Kenya Airways Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Julius Thairu said, “We are very happy to see this partnership reactivated as it will provide our travelers with improved connectivity options between our two hubs, Nairobi and Casablanca. Our customers will be able to enjoy the financial center of Casablanca and the tourist destination of Marrakech.”

Royal Air Maroc currently operates three weekly frequencies to Accra (Ghana) from Casablanca and will add three flights through its codeshare with KQ to Nairobi (Kenya) linking Accra to Johannesburg (South Africa) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

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Kenya Airways currently operates seven weekly flights between Nairobi and Accra. This new partnership will enable it to offer three flights per week to Casablanca and Marrakech, via Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Wole Shadare