From March 25th 2018, Air France will be part of the joint venture between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Kenya Airways, a Skyteam partner that has been in existence since 1995. This move will consolidate the Air France-KLM group’s capacity in East Africa.
Air France, KLM and Kenya Airways’ customers will be able to reserve flights operated on a code-share basis by one of the three airlines on round-trip services between Paris-Nairobi and Amsterdam-Nairobi. Travellers will thus benefit from 24 daily flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam-Schiphol and Nairobi in the form of 3 flights operated by Air France between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Nairobi; 14 weekly flights operated by Kenya Airways including 7 Paris Charles de Gaulle – Nairobi flights and 7 other Amsterdam Schiphol – Nairobi frequencies; 7 weekly flights operated by KLM between Amsterdam-Schiphol and Nairobi.
With this new agreement, customers will benefit from a streamlined travel experience between Europe and East Africa through the three hubs and improved connections to 26 beyond Nairobi’s destinations including Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia), Bangui (Central African Republic), Blantyre (Malawi), Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), Ndola (Zambia), Seychelles (Seychelles), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Zanzibar (Tanzania) among others.
Additionally, Air France inaugurated its new service connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Nairobi (Kenya). The company will serve the Kenyan capital with 3 weekly flights operated by Boeing 787, equipped with the latest long-haul travel cabins.
From Left- Executive Vice President Customer Division Air France- Anne Rigail & Senior Vice President Africa Air France KLM- Frank Legre & Arthur Dieffenthaler General Manager Eastern Africa Air France KLM & Staff
This new flight offer is in combination with the daily flights code-shared between Air France and Kenya Airways on CDG-Nairobi.
This summer, the Air France-KLM group’s airlines will offer 51 African destinations thanks to 489 weekly flights.