The codeshare deal between Kenya Airways and Hong Kong Airlines, effective immediately, has widened connectivity between Nairobi and Hong Kong for passengers on Kenya Airways, connecting from the airline's daily flights to Bangkok.
Kenya Airways is after Air Mauritius the second African airline Hong Kong Airlines has signed code share deals with, important as the Chinese carrier does not operate their own flights to Africa and can now rely on KQ's extensive continental network out of Nairobi.
The Hong Kong connections via Bangkok in conjunction with Hong Kong Airlines are in addition to the three direct flights Kenya Airways offers between Nairobi and the Chinese trading power house.
In a related developments are aviation observers now keenly awaiting financial results of H1 of Kenya Airways' financial year to see if the reversal of financial losses has taken hold and better days are ahead for Kenya's national airline.
Chief Executive Mbuvi Ngunze will be leaving the airline at the end of March subject to a new CEO having been identified by that time.