Air Mauritius and Kenya Airways signed an agreement to renew their codeshare on the Mauritius-Nairobi route for a further period of three years. The longstanding cooperation between Kenya Airways and Air Mauritius was extended to a reciprocal codeshare agreement when the Kenyan National carrier started operations to Mauritius on 07 June this year. Kenya Airways and Air Mauritius now operate seven weekly flights on the Mauritius-Nairobi route.
This reinforced partnership follows the signature of an MOU by Air Mauritius CEO, Somas Appavou and Kenya Airways CEO, Sebastian Mikosz on 13 December 2017, to deepen the collaboration between the two airlines. Air Mauritius and Kenya Airways are working towards strengthening their cooperation in various areas, including the implementation of a Joint Venture Agreement planned for end of March 2019.
“This agreement is in line with the country’s Vision 2030 and our network strategy to tap into the emerging opportunities in Africa. Kenya Airways is a strong player on the continent and has a solid network that can give us better access to East Africa, Central Africa and very soon to the USA. We value our partnership with Kenya Airways and are looking forward to take it to another level.” stated Somas Appavou, Air Mauritius CEO.
He also reiterated his invitation for Kenya Airways to join forces with Air Mauritius and spearhead the formation of the first African Airline alliance. He said that a strong partnership between African airlines (Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways, SAA and Rwandair) is the only way to face the increasing challenges of the airline industry which include rising operating costs and mounting competition.