National carrier Kenya Airways is keen on enhancing its grip as one of Africa’s top airliner in Europe through a new venture with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France.
The French airliner has already made its first contribution to this venture by re-launch its presence in the East African region by launching a new Nairobi-Paris flight.
Air France’s return will see the carrier operate three weekly flights to add to the already existing seven by Kenya Airways.
Customers plying the Nairobi-Paris and Amsterdam-Nairobi routes will be able to reserve flights operated on a code-sharing basis by the three airlines in the venture.
Speaking during the launch of the Air France flights to Kenya, Kenya Airways chief executive officer Sebastian Mikosz expressed his optimism on the new venture saying the move would consolidate the Kenya Airways capacity in the European market.
“I am convinced this is a benefit to Kenya Airways. This is a long-lasting, longstanding joint venture,” Mr Mikosz said.