Virgin Atlantic and Kenya Airways launch codeshare partnership – Enterprise Traveller

Skyteam carriers Virgin Atlantic and Kenya Airways have launched a codeshare settlement.

The primary part of the settlement permits prospects reserving by way of Virgin Atlantic to instantly buy flights on Kenya Airways’ Heathrow to Nairobi service. 

Kenya Airways prospects will quickly have the chance to attach by way of London Heathrow onto various Caribbean locations served by Virgin Atlantic, together with Barbados, The Bahamas, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Virgin Atlantic’s Gold and Silver Flying Membership members, and Kenya Airways Asante Rewards Platinum and Gold members can use the SkyPriority companies at London Heathrow and Jomo Kenyatta Worldwide Airport, together with precedence test in, baggage dealing with and boarding.

Moreover, UK travellers now not want a full visa to enter Kenya, with simply an digital journey authorisation required since January 2024.

Juha Jarvinen, chief industrial officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented:

“We’re delighted to launch our partnership with Kenya Airways. As a fellow member of the SkyTeam alliance, we all know our prospects will take pleasure in a seamless journey expertise, with extra alternatives to earn and spend their miles with elevated advantages for our SkyPriority members.

“We’re dedicated to enhancing connectivity and because the solely UK airline to codeshare on the Heathrow to Nairobi route, we’ll be offering extra selection and suppleness for patrons reserving with Virgin Atlantic.”

Julius Thairu, chief industrial and buyer officer of Kenya Airways, added:

“We’re excited to embark on this transformative partnership with Virgin Atlantic. By leveraging our complementary strengths and networks, we purpose to counterpoint the journey expertise for our valued prospects, providing them larger selection, comfort and connectivity to key locations on this planet.” ;