Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, is placing its KQ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Bangkok (BKK) and Hong Kong (HKG) as part of a codeshare agreement that will provide the carrier with a daily offering between the two Asian business cities.
Meanwhile, travellers between Hong Kong and the Kenyan capital Nairobi will be able to fly daily with the Kenyan carrier.
“This partnership will enable us and Hong Kong Airlines to offer our customers seamless connection, especially for our passengers in the region who mainly travel to these Asian cities for business,” said Kenya Airways group managing director and CEO, Mbuvi Ngunze. “Our guests will now be able to enjoy daily flights between Hong Kong and Nairobi up from the current three weekly flights.”
The existing Kenya Airways-operated KQ860 Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner service between Nairobi and Hong Kong operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, also transiting via Bangkok. The new codeshare enables the airline’s KQ886 flight – which operates on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday also by B787-8 Dreamliner – between Nairobi and Bangkok to connect with Hong Kong Airlines’ daily HX776 (KQ5311) flight between Bangkok and Hong Kong, along with other Hong Kong Airlines-operated flights between the cities.
“Hong Kong Airlines launched the route to Bangkok since 2010 and now the city has become of our best-connected destinations with 34 weekly flights currently,” said Li Dianchun, Hong Kong Airlines’ chief commercial officer. “The codeshare enables passengers of Kenya Airways to choose from our flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok connecting their journey to and from Nairobi with much flexibility.”
Full details of all codeshare flights are as follows (all times local):
|HX773/KQ5312||0040||0300||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|HX771/KQ5306||0755||1010||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|HX765/KQ5302||1700||1905||Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat|
|HX762/KQ5301||BKK||HKG||0330||0705||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun|
|HX766/KQ5303||2015||2355||Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat|
|HX772/KQ5307||1110||1505||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|HX774/KQ5313||0400||0815||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|