Delta Air Lines announced it has expanded a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways to add new markets within the United States and increase flight offerings within Africa.
The new agreement increases travel options for customers to 19 cities in Africa and 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Being that both airlines are members of the SkyTeam Alliance, this will also enable frequent flyers to earn and redeem miles on both airlines.
Kenya Airways will place its code on Delta flights from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Boston, Buffalo, Norfolk, Rochester, and Syracuse for travelers arriving from Nairobi.
Delta will in turn add its code to Kenya Airways’ frequencies between Accra, Ghana, Freetown, Sierra Leone; Monrovia, Liberia; and Nairobi, Kenya.
Passengers can connect from Delta’s daily flights between New York and Accra with one ticket and checked-through baggage.
The two carriers will offer one-stop connections from Nairobi, Accra, and New York to destinations already served by Kenya Airways and Delta, including popular cities including Columbus, Dallas, Washington, and Boston in the U.S., and Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Mombasa, and Entebbe in East Africa.
Kenya Airways first started flying from Nairobi to New York in 2019 using its state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with a capacity for 234 passengers.