kulula.com and Kenya Airways announce codeshare agreement

Johannesburg, 10 April 2014:kulula.com, South Africa’s only privately owned low fare airline and Kenya Airways today announced a bilateral code share agreement to seamlessly connect the carrier’s networks via OR Tambo International Airport. The agreement has received both South African Department of Transport and Kenyan Department of Transport regulatory approval.

kulula.com will place their code (MN) on the multiple daily Kenya Airways services between Johannesburg and Nairobi, with Kenya Airways placing their code (KQ) on all South African domestic routes currently serviced by kulula which includes Cape Town, Durban, George and East London.

Stuart Cochrane, Executive Manager - Alliances and Airline Partners says, “the code share agreement with Kenya Airways is an extension of the interline agreement we entered into in 2013 and is in line with kulula’s medium-to-long term strategy to grow our distribution footprint in Africa in a sustainable manner whilst at the same time providing more choice for our customers.”

“We are confident that our respective customers will benefit from the partnership by providing them with more convenient booking and travel options within South Africa. We are excited to be working with kulula and look forward to further expanding the relationship to include more travel options in the future,” Gerard Clark, Commercial Director at Kenya Airways.

Bookings are open for sale for flights departing from 01 May 2014. For more information about conditions of carriage and baggage policies, please visit the respective airline websites.

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  1. kulula is spelt with a lowercase ‘k’.

About kulula.com

kulula (from the Zulu word meaning ‘easily’) is SA’s only privately-owned low-fare airline, and is operated by Comair Limited. This adventurous brand, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2011, has since inception revolutionalised air travel in South Africa by making flying much easier and more affordable to customers.  kulula is proud to be the only private sector low-fare airline in South Africa that is IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) compliant, the global safety benchmark that ensures that a high standard of safety is upheld. kulula has been rolling out its Boeing 737-800 (189 seats) fleet upgrade plan since 2010 and operates more than 400 flights a week across 14 domestic routes. 

For more information about kulula and its various offerings, including how to become a fan, affordable holiday packages, the kulula mobi site and online check-in service, visit www.kulula.com. Become a kulula fan at www.facebook.com/iflykulula or follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/kulula)

About Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying  to over 60 destinations worldwide, 40 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually.  It continues to modernize its fleet with its 45 aircraft fleet being one of the most modern in Africa. 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.  In 2010, its cooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the fore front of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. 
For further information
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