Kenya Airways signs up to Sky Team

Kenya Airways has signed an agreement with Sky Team in a formal step to become an associate member the alliance, according to the East African Standard. The Sky Team is an association of 10 global airlines with 14,615 daily flights to 728 destinations in 149 countries around the world.

KQ Chief Executive Officer, Mr Titus Naikuni, said the agreement outlines the airline’s commitment to meet the set Standards to be met before the airline can be recognised as an official associate airline.

He said the national carrier is about six months away from achieving this dream. “This is an elaborate process that will involve training of KQ staff to ensure that they are familiar with operations of all the other airlines in the association,” Naikuni said during the signing ceremony held at a Nairobi hotel.

Other outstanding issues include meeting all alliance’s recognized standards in areas such as operations, code shares, information technology and products.