The move is part of the push to improve connectivity and access in Asia
Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines (HX), on the Bangkok (BKK) – Hong Kong (HKG) route, in a bid to improve connectivity in Asia.
The agreement will see Hong Kong Airlines load Kenya Airways flight code on the Asian carriers’ seven daily flights between HKG and BKK from October 3, 2016. This will allow the national carrier, Kenya Airways; have a daily product between these two key business cities.
It will also enable Hong Kong Airlines passengers to book a through ticket to Nairobi, and the rest of Kenya Airways destinations, especially in Africa.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said the partnership will enable customers of both carriers to take maximum benefit of flexibility on each other’s network.
“This partnership will enable us and Hong Kong Airlines to offer our customers seamless connection, especially for our passengers in the region who mainly travel to these Asian cities for business. Our guests will now be able to enjoy daily flights between Hong Kong and Nairobi up from the current three weekly flights,” said Mbuvi.
Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer of Hong Kong Airlines said, “We are very glad to welcome Kenya Airways, a respectful international airline from Africa, as our latest codeshare partner. Hong Kong Airlines launched the route to Bangkok since 2010 and now the city has become one of our best connected destinations with 34 weekly flights currently. The codeshare enables passengers of Kenya Airways to choose from our flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok connecting their journey to and from Nairobi with much flexibility. We look forward to serving passengers from Kenya Airways on board with our Skytrax 4-star quality service.”
The codeshare will provide new growth opportunities for both airlines’ to work together to improve flight schedules options and connectivity. Passengers will also be able to enjoy seamless onward connection into the Far East Asia and Oceania region through this agreement.
Currently Kenya Airways flies daily to Bangkok with only three onward flights to Hong Kong per week.
The details of the Codeshare flights are as follows:
|Bangkok (BKK) – Hong Kong (HKG)||HX762 / KQ5301||03:30||07:05||Every Monday to Friday and Sunday|
|HX766 / KQ5303||20:15||23:55||Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday|
|HX768 / KQ5305||08:50||12:40||Daily|
|HX772 / KQ5307||11:10||15:05||Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday|
|HX774 / KQ5313||04:00||08:15||Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday|
|HX776 / KQ5311||15:05||18:55||Daily|
|Hong Kong (HKG) – Bangkok (BKK)||HX775 / KQ5310||12:10||14:05||Daily|
|HX773 / KQ5312||00:40||03:00||Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday|
|HX771 / KQ5306||07:55||10:10||Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday|
|HX767 / KQ5304||02:00||03:55||Daily|
|HX765 / KQ5302||17:00||19:05||Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday|
|HX761 / KQ5300||23:50||02:25||Every Friday|
|23:50||02:25||Every Monday to Thursday , Saturday and Sunday|
*All times local
**Flight schedule may change without prior notice.
Flight tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased via your preferred travel agents or through the two airlines’ sales offices and call centres.
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 54 destinations worldwide, 44 of which are in Africa and carries over four million passengers annually. The airline was recently voted the Leading Airline in Africa by passengers in the World Travel Awards. It has been voted the Leading Airline in Africa – Business Class four years in a row. With a fleet of 36 aircraft that are some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircraft. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong with a wide destination network covering over 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa. The current operating fleet is made up of 34 Airbus aircraft with an average age of around 4 years, consisting of 29 passenger aircraft and five freighters, being one of the youngest fleet in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed 4-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. Adhering to the concept of “Fresh and Very Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Airlines is committed to “Bringing Greater Journeys Sky High”, and is dedicated to providing a pleasant and enjoyable journey to all passengers.
For more information, please visit:
Official website: www.hkairlines.com
Sina Weibo: weibo.com/hongkongairlines
WeChat and Instagram ID: hkairlines