Air Austral and Kenya Airways sign a codeshare agreement

Air Austral and Kenya Airways have signed a codeshare agreement aimed at facilitating travel between Africa and the Indian Ocean.

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Kenya Airways will offer new destinations within the Indian Ocean namely Reunion Island via Mauritius and/or Johannesburg, and Madagascar. 
Air Austral, for its part, will offer a wide choice of African destinations via the airports of Mauritius, Antananarivo and/or Johannesburg, Nairobi in Kenya as well as New York via Nairobi Airport. 
This agreement will enable customers to benefit from a single fare and a single ticket for their entire journey. They will also be able to check in with their baggage at departure. Club Austral Class passengers and holders of a MyCapricorn PREMIUM or EXCLUSIVE card will have access to the lounge free of charge on flights operated by Kenya Airways. 

As members of the MyCapricorn programme, Air Austral passengers will earn points on flights operated by Kenya Airways connecting Mauritius, Antananarivo or Johannesburg to Nairobi. 

Through this privileged partnership, the airlines are committed to develop the codeshare agreement, to increase connectivity options and to oer a wider choice of services to their customers. 
“Air Austral is pleased with this partnership which opens up new gateways between Africa and the Indian Ocean through our hubs in Nairobi on the one hand and Reunion Roland Garros airport on the other. It shows our strong wish to cooperate and further strengthen our oer, and thus further contribute to the international visibility of Reunion Island”, said Joseph Bréma, Chairman and CEO of Air Austral. 

For Julius Thairu, chief commercial and customer officer, Kenya Airways, “this partnership oers us the opportunity to offer more destinations in the Indian Ocean islands to our customers and opens our country to tourism opportunities for visitors from the islands. This is in line with our commitment to provide greater connectivity, market access to our customers and growth through our partners."