Muscat, Oman Air, the national carrier of the

Sultanate of Oman, and Kenya Airways, the national carrier of Kenya,

have expanded their codeshare cooperation, increasing the

destinations available to their guests. Oman Air and Kenya Airways

commenced their codeshare agreement covering services between

Muscat and Nairobi in August 2017.

The codeshare expansion, effective 1 October 2019, will allow

seamless connectivity to Oman Air guests travelling beyond Nairobi to

Entebbe, Uganda and Johannesburg, South Africa. Similarly, Kenya

Airways guests can now extend their travel beyond Muscat to Karachi

and Lahore, Pakistan.

The following destinations will be added, subject to government

and regulatory approvals for Oman Air guests traveling beyond Nairobi

to Dar Es Salam, Tanzania and for Kenya Airways guests travelling

beyond Muscat to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the Indian cities of

Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi and Hyderabad.

Commenting on the new codeshare agreement, Abdulaziz al-

Raisi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oman Air said: We are very

happy with the extension of this codeshare, which offers our guests an

opportunity to travel beyond Nairobi and Muscat. Through this

partnership, Oman Air extends its exemplary services to the guests of

Kenya Airways. We have been successfully promoting Kenya

throughout our network of destinations. This codeshare extension is a

result of the steady growth of visitors between the two countries, which

is facilitated through our operations that connect our network with

Nairobi. With Oman Air's easy connections to Asia, India and the GCC,

we are confident that this extended codeshare will open up more

opportunities for the airline and the country.

Oman Air's strategy reflects the country's national character and

the Omani people's legendary hospitality and culture of friendliness.

This approach, combined with its commitment to providing exemplary

services to its guests, has earned the airline earning numerous awards

and accolades from prestigious organizations across the world.

"The expanded codeshare agreement increases the ease of travel

across several countries and strengthens long-established cultural

connections," said Ursula Silling, Kenya Airways Chief Commercial

Officer.

He added, We are pleased to enhance our cooperation with

Oman Air. Through this partnership, Kenya Airways extends its services

to our guests, including those who are visiting friends and families in

Oman � and maintaining cultural links Oman shares with the coastal

region of East Africa, especially Kenya and Tanzania".

He further said, This cooperation also expands our footprint in

the Middle East through the Muscat gateway and is consistent with

Kenya Airways' strategy to improve its network efficiency, grow through

partners while focusing on the high-yield corporate and leisure

segments.

Source: Oman News Agency