ALLIANCE LINKS GIVE KENYA AIRWAYS PASSENGERS ACCESS TO A380 FLIGHTS TO THE US
The membership in SkyTeam by Kenya Airways gives passengers flying with The Pride of Africa to Paris a third connection on the giant A380 aircraft into the US, now that partner Air France has made Los Angeles their latest daily destination served with this aircraft type. Information now confirmed indicates that the daily A380 flights commenced on 28th of May and follow in the footsteps of daily services to New York and Washington DC which paved the way for Air France into the US switching from the smaller B777 to the worlds largest passenger plane. The B777 though is still used for the additional daily flights between Paris, JFK, IAD and LAX as the airline presently only has 8 A380 on its fleet.
Although the flights are not code shared between Air France and Kenya Airways these services are however code shared with KLM, Delta and Alitalia through-ticketing at often very attracting pricing is available for passengers using Kenya Airways as their airline of choice out of Africa, and needless to say are privileges for frequent flyers extended, miles earned and benefits given even on Air France operated sectors.
Related information also given by the same source in Nairobi also speaks of a 4 times a week A380 service to Montreal / Canada, the airlines fourth A380 destination in North America. Said the source, with not little pride: With our alliance passengers from East Africa also have access to the A380, not just when flying via the Gulf, and you should mention that to your readers yes Sir, duly noted and delivered.