NAIROBI, Kenya – On September 14, 2010, national carrier Kenya Airways and Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, jointly announced a global, full content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide. This agreement will enable users to gain access to the Kenya Airways’ full inventory of flights and fares, including web fares.
The new 5-year agreement, which takes immediate effect, will provide all agents with access to the full fares and inventory of the “Pride of Africa” including its online fares. Kenya Airways, a full SkyTeam member, has scheduled flights to 50 global destinations including an extensive network in Africa.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director, Dr. Titus Naikuni, said the extensive network that Travelport offers through its Galileo and Worldspan platforms, both within Africa and further afield, would offer the airline exceptional access to the travel trade. “It is an important part of our overall distribution strategy and we are confident that Travelport’s global reach will propel our business forward and for that reason we have signed a long-term agreement”, he noted.
“Kenya Airways is a leading airline operating one of the largest fleets in Africa with significant expansion plans across the continent. We look forward to working closely with Kenya Airways as a strategic partner and providing our users with full content,” said Mark Meehan, Managing Director for Travelport in Africa.
ABOUT TRAVELPORT (www.travelport.com)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.
Travelport is comprised of: the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands; GTA, a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services; Airline IT Solutions, which hosts mission critical applications and provides business and data analysis solutions for major airlines.
ABOUT KENYA AIRWAYS
Kenya Airways (KQ), the Pride of Africa, operates the largest and most modern fleet in Africa and is the state and flag carrier for the republic of Kenya. It currently consists of 29 aircraft and flies to 50 destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Far East. The on-board service is renowned and flat bed business class seat on the wide-bodied is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Most recently Kenya Airways has scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year. In order to meet the airline’s primary goal to be the carrier of choice to Africa, they have established strategic alliances thorough SkyTeam partners and interline agreements with United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Air Canada. These relationships ensure seamless and convenient connections from all over North America to Nairobi, Kenya and points beyond all over Africa.
Kenya Airways Equipment: The Kenya Airways fleet is composed of four Boeing 777-200ERs, six Boeing 767-300ERs, five Boeing 737-800s, four Boeing 737-700s, five Boeing 737-300s and five Embraer E170LRs…29 aircraft in total.
Kenya Airways Route Overview: Kenya Airways is based in Nairobi, Kenya and flies to:
Africa: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar-es-Salaam, Djibouti, Douala, Dzaoudzi, Entebbe, Free Town, Gaborone, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Luanda, Malabo, Monrovia, Moroni, Ndola, Seychelles, Yaounde, Zanzibar
Far East, Asia, Middle East: Bangkok, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Muscat
Europe: Amsterdam, Paris, London
Domestic: Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi (HUB)
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