Kenya Airways said Wednesday it has implemented a codeshare agreement with Omar Air covering services between its Nairobi hub and Muscat.
Kenya Airways Group CEO Sebastian Mikosz said the new partnership will allow seamless connectivity to Kenyan carrier’s customers in accessing Muscat directly from Nairobi. Oman Air launched its flights to Nairobi in March.
“This new codeshare agreement represents an important element of our strategy to increase the choice, convenience and connectivity that Kenya Airways offers its customers,” Mikosz said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
On the Nairobi-Muscat route, Kenya Airways will place its codeshare flight numbers on the Oman Air flights operating on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Mikosz added that code-share partnerships and airline alliances continue to play an important role for Kenya Airways in improving the airlines competitive offering.
Through this partnership Kenya Airways is extending services to tourists as well as people visiting friends and families due to the close cultural links that Oman has with the coastal parts of East Africa, mainly Kenya and Tanzania.
Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said trade between Kenya and Oman has been growing steadily over the years and this latest agreement is a natural progression, following the launch of the new flight from Muscat to Nairobi in March.Oman Air’s strategy, he stated, reflects the country’s national character and the Omani people’s legendary hospitality and their culture of friendliness.