Amsterdam, September 16th 2021 – Kenya Airways PLC has entered a unilateral intermodal interline agreement with one of the fastest growing multimodal mobility platforms in Europe Vipper.com. This agreement will provide passengers with onward limousine and train connectivity to various European destinations through the airline’s gateways of Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Rome. Through this partnership, customers will be able to enjoy a seamless experience through Kenya Airways and Vipper’s networks including, Deutsche Bahn, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF), and Société nationale des chemins de fer belges (SNCB). All VG and KQ segments are now bookable in Amadeus.
Julius Thairu, Ag. Chief Commercial & Customer Officer at Kenya Airways said, “The global crisis has highlighted the critical role partnerships will play in the sustainability of our airline. With Europe serving as one of Africa’s key source markets for tourism travel, our partnership with Vipper extends our product offering to our customers, making it simpler for them to connect between the two continents while boosting the sector. This service will provide access for customers in cities and towns that might not have airports but have train stations.”
Emanuel Ponzo Dieu, CEO at Vipper.com has said, “We are very proud to partner with the leading carrier of Africa, Kenya Airways. This first step allows us to introduce our mobility platform to the African continent with the aim to bridge the connectivity gaps between the two continents. In the long term we aspire to provide passengers in Europe and Africa a seamless travel experience through air plus surface modalities, whilst adding more destinations to Kenya Airways route network”.
Under this partnership, travellers will be able to make onward travel to towns and cities in European destinations, including the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Prague, Czech Republic, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Italy, and Turkey. Kenya Airways resumed its convenient flights between its hub in Nairobi to Amsterdam, Paris, and London. Passengers travelling from Europe to Nairobi can conveniently connect to multiple destinations throughout Africa on Kenya Airways, including South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal and Zambia. They can also quickly transfer via Kenya Airways and our codeshare partners to Kenya’s world famous tourist destinations, including Mombasa, Maasai Mara, Mount Kenya and Kisumu.
Vipper is a Dutch based, B2B2C multimodal mobility platform focused on providing GDS and API based interlining services between surface transportation means and airlines worldwide. As one of the fastest growing mobility platforms in Europe, Vipper operates ground transportation in more than 25 countries across Europe consisting of limousine, van, rail and ferries. As an official IATA Airline member, Vipper offers its customers and B2B partners reprotection services, in the form of missed connection insurance and alternative flight tickets when booking ground plus flight segments, distinguishing themselves from any other platform in the market. Vipper adds more than 180 additional airports and points of interest to their partners profiles thereby offering both passengers and partners a greater choice of combinations and destinations.
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Rehema Kahurananga – Corporate Communications, Kenya Airways
About Kenya Airways
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Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 41 destinations worldwide, 34 of which are in Africa and carries over four million passengers annually. In 2020 KQ was named Africa’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 32 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircraft. Kenya Airways services cargo flights including London, Amsterdam, Guangzhou, Sharjah, Mumbai and over 25 intra-Africa routes in addition to its passenger network. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Kenya Airways takes pride in being at the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
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