Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways has sealed an interline partnership with with American carrier, JetBlue Airways to provide seamless connectivity for travelers between both airlines with Jet Blue passengers having access to the Kenya Airways network in Africa and beyond while Kenya Airways customers flying via New York will have access to the JetBlue network in the united states.
“We are constantly looking for new ways and partnerships that will offer our customers more choice and value. Kenya Airways customers flying to New York will now be able to connect with JetBlue-operated flights to Minneapolis, Boston, Vancouver, Cancun, and San Juan, among others. The partnership will also allow JetBlue passengers to book a through ticket to Nairobi and enjoy seamless connections to the rest of KQ’s destinations.” said Kenya Airways Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Julius Thairu.
The partnership is expected to strengthen KQ’s Nairobi – New York route and will particularly be welcome news to the Kenyan diaspora in the United States who will prefer to fly direct with Kenya Airways from New York rather than connect via a Gulf or European hub