British Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, allowing its customers to fly to more destinations across Africa.

Customers flying to Nairobi with British Airways will be able to connect onto 20 destinations across East and Central Africa, including Douala, Zanzibar, Lusaka, Mombasa, Addis Ababa and Entebbe. The agreement will also provide travellers with more options to reach holiday destinations such as Mauritius and Seychelles.

BA currently offers four flights per week from London Heathrow to Nairobi, operated by a four class B777 aircraft. Members of BA’s Executive Club will be able to earn Avios and tier points when flying on eligible codeshare routes operated by Kenya Airways.

Meanwhile, customers flying with Skyteam carrier Kenya Airways to London will be able to connect onto 26 destinations across the UK and Europe on routes operated by BA, including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Christopher Fordyce, British Airways’ Head of Alliances, said:

“After a difficult 20 months with global travel restrictions, it’s fantastic to see travel between the UK and Africa resuming. We are really pleased to be able to offer our customers access to even more destinations across the region thanks to our new codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, making that bucket list trip even easier to plan.”

Julius Thairu, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer at Kenya Airways, added:

“We are delighted to secure this strategic codeshare agreement with British Airways to provide our travellers with a seamless journey to and from Europe and Africa. The agreement will increase choices for thousands of passengers and will allow for smooth connectivity to a significant number of new destinations – particularly throughout Africa and Europe. By harnessing our complementary strengths, this agreement will also provide benefits to aid the recovery of international travel and meet the increasing demand.” ;