Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways on Monday signed an aircraft lease agreement and began operating a cargo codeshare partnership with Congo Airways.
Kenya Airways’ group managing director and chief executive Allan Kilavuka, commented: “KQ is a key player in the aviation space in Africa, and with over 40 years of experience, this is an important step in enhancing cooperation to increase air connectivity and offer greater passenger and cargo options between the two countries. The timing of this agreement is correct, considering the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the aviation industry, as it will increase the utilization of our aircraft.”
Congo Airways’ chief executive Pascal Kasongo Mwema Mwenda, added: “Increased air connectivity will offer more choices to passengers in the DRC and between the two countries. It will also provide better connectivity to international destinations, enabling both countries to fly to a better future and build a resilient aviation industry that can stand the test of time.”
Additionally, Kenya Airways has launched direct cargo flights from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Lubumbashi, DRC.