In an ambitious leap toward a more interconnected world, Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways PLC are solidifying their partnership, promising to reshape the way we traverse the globe.
Set to take off on August 5, 2023, this collaboration will see Kenya Airways’ nonstop Nairobi-to-New York service become a pivotal part of this alliance, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of transcontinental travel.
But the impact goes far beyond convenience; it’s about creating a seamless bridge between two continents, enhancing accessibility and fostering a sense of unity among travellers.
The skies are set to become even more open, with 31 additional single-connect destinations opening up across Africa and an impressive 57 more across the U.S. and Canada. The expanded partnership is not just about extending travel options; it’s about weaving a tapestry of routes that will connect people, cultures, and experiences.
For Delta SkyMiles members and Kenya Airways’ Asante Rewards members, this collaboration opens up a world of rewards.
The ability to continue earning miles on this new partnership means that the journey itself becomes as rewarding as the destination. It’s a testament to the airlines’ commitment to enhancing the travel experience, making every mile count.
Booking your next adventure is made effortless, with tickets available through various channels, including delta.com and travel agencies. It’s a nod to the modern traveller’s desire for seamless, hassle-free arrangements.
Alain Bellemare, Delta’s President of International, encapsulates the essence of this partnership by stating, “Expanding our strategic partnership with Kenya Airways offers our customers more travel options as well as supports our priority to deepen our presence across the African continent.”
This collaboration is a testament to the airlines’ shared vision of breaking down barriers and facilitating global connections.
Allan Kilavuka, Kenya Airways PLC CEO, underscores the historical significance of this expanded partnership. Not only does it provide a seamless travel experience for those pursuing business, leisure, or educational opportunities, but it also positions Kenya Airways as a conduit for those exploring Africa.
Kilavuka notes, “The expansion of the codeshare is historic as it not only allows KQ to expand its footprint in the U.S., providing seamless connectivity on a single ticket for those travelling for business, leisure or studies. It also offers seamless connectivity to those visiting Africa for similar reasons through JFK into KQ’s hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.”
With Kenya Airways already operating daily flights from Nairobi to the U.S. via JFK airport in New York and Delta’s extensive nonstop service between Africa and the United States since 2006, this partnership is poised to elevate travel to new heights.
As the sun sets on traditional travel limitations, Delta’s flights from Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; and Lagos, Nigeria, echo the endless possibilities of exploration.
In a world yearning for connection, this partnership becomes a bridge of possibilities, transcending geographical boundaries and reflecting the innate human desire to explore and connect. With Delta and Kenya Airways at the helm, the skies hold promise, adventure, and a world waiting to be discovered. 🌍✈️