KQ signs deal with Congo Airways on last day of Uhuru’s DRC visit


President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese host Felix Tshisekedi applaud the signing of a partnership ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese host Felix Tshisekedi applaud the signing of a partnership agreement between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways on April 22, 2021. PHOTO | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese host Felix Tshisekedi on Thursday oversaw the signing of a partnership agreement between Kenya Airways (KQ) and Congo Airways on Thursday.

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The agreement was signed in Kinshasa on the last day of President Kenyatta’s three-day State visit of DR Congo.

It will see the two national carriers partner in areas of mutual interest including air craft maintenance, training and sharing of excess capacity.

Also included in the two-year agreement is a route and code sharing provision aimed at expanding the carriers domestic, African and international networks.

The overarching objective of the partnership is viability and sustainability of the two airlines.

The partnership agreement was signed by Kenya Airways Group CEO Allan Kilavuka and his Congo Airways counterpart Desire Balazire Bantu.

Present during the signing ceremony were Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo, her Devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa and Kenya’s Ambassador to DR Congo George Masafu.

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