Kenya Airways has entered into a code share agreement with Vietnam Airlines as it
works towards expanding its footprint in the South East Asian market.
The agreement is expected to provide a framework for partnership between Kenya Airways and
Vietnam Airlines that will see them market and sell one another’s flights as if they were their
The two airlines, which are both members of the Sky Team alliance, have signed an agreement
and are currently activating a reciprocal code share agreement.
Under the agreement with Vietnam Airlines, Kenya Airways passengers will be able to travel via
Bangkok on to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam and vice versa daily. While Vietnam
Airlines will code share on daily Kenya Airways service between Bangkok and Nairobi.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. Titus Naikuni said the partnership would
enable its customers to access more destinations in the Asia, while also giving an opportunity to
Vietnamese passengers to access the 47 destinations flown by KQ in Africa.
The agreements with the two airlines follow a similar deal signed earlier this year with Saudia
Airlines and Korean Air. This brings to 17 code share agreements that Kenya Airways has signed
with other international carriers so far.
Besides giving passengers a wider choice of options for travel, the code share agreements also
provide an opportunity for the airline to expand its global operations without necessarily flying
its equipment to all the destinations.