Kenya Airways (KQ) and Royal Air Maroc (RAM), have today signed an agreement to resume their codeshare partnership, previously initiated in 2016 and discontinued in 2019.

Under the new agreement, Royal Air Maroc passengers will be able to travel to Nairobi, Zanzibar and Johannesburg on KQ’s network.

KQ passengers will benefit from its network connections to the cities of Casablanca and Marrakech, as well as from the possibilities offered by the Moroccan national airline in terms of onward international travel, through its hub in Casablanca.

African connectivity

“This partnership strengthens our connectivity to the East and South of the African continent, thanks to a long-standing reliable partner, Kenya Airways. It will enable our passengers to reach Nairobi and Johannesburg, two important economic and financial capitals, as well as Zanzibar, a popular tourist destination,” said Abdelhamid ADDOU, chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc.

He added: “We are pleased to continue to facilitate our customers’ travel experiences and to develop our partnership strategy in the service of our position as the leading continental operator.”

Commenting on the code share partnership, Julius Thairu, KQ’s chief commercial and customer officer, said: “We are very happy to see this partnership reactivated as it will provide our travellers with improved connectivity options between our two hubs, Nairobi and Casablanca.

“Our customers will be able to enjoy the financial centre of Casablanca and the tourist destination of Marrakech.”

Useful connections

Royal Air Maroc currently operates three weekly frequencies to Accra (Ghana) from Casablanca and will add three flights through its codeshare with KQ to Nairobi (Kenya) linking Accra to Johannesburg (South Africa) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

KQ currently operates seven weekly flights between Nairobi and Accra. This new partnership will enable it to offer three flights per week to Casablanca and Marrakech, via Accra, the capital of Ghana.
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