Air France joins KLM-Kenya Airways Joint Venture

Kenya Airways joint venture
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Effective 25 March, Air France now forms part of the Joint Venture agreement between KLM and Kenya Airways.

Through the Joint Venture agreement, 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 – 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 the new agreement in place, customers will also benefit from a streamlined travel experience between Europe and East Africa through the three hubs and improved connections to 26 beyond Nairobi’s destinations : Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia), Bangui (Central African Republic), Blantyre (Malawi), Bujumbura (Burundi), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti), Dzaoudzi (France), Entebbe (Uganda), Harare (Zimbabwe), Juba (South Sudan), Khartoum (Sudan), Kigali (Rwanda), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Kisumu (Kenya), Lilongwe (Malawi), Livingstone (Zambia), Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), Lusaka (Zambia), Maputo (Mozambique), Mombasa (Kenya), Moroni (Comoros), Nampula (Mozambique), Ndola (Zambia), Seychelles (Seychelles), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Zanzibar (Tanzania).

In addition, on 25 March 2018, 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.

Flights depart Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 20h50, arriving in Nairobi at 6h00, the next day. Flights operated on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Flights depart Nairobi at 08h20, arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 15h50. Flights operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. This new flight offer is in combination with the daily flights code-shared between Air France and Kenya Airways on CDG-Nairobi.